The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday decried the blockades of its premises as people living with disabilities stormed headquarters of the corporation in protest of alleged exclusion from recruitment by NNPC.
The corporation, which confirmed what it called “the incessant blockades” of its office by these protesters, declared that individuals involved should learn to transmit their concerns to the corporation through appropriate channels.
NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, in a statement in Abuja on yesterday, said that the action of the group was unbecoming, adding that repeated obstructions were inimical to the daily business of the corporation, given the National Oil Company’s contribution to the coffers of the three tiers of government in the country.
The NNPC spokesperson explained that the corporation was a disability-friendly company which has in its employ persons with disability and had equally made special provisions for this group in its on-going recruitment exercise.
He stated that while employing persons with disability was a corporate policy of NNPC, however, such employment offers must pass through acceptable processes and procedures.
Ughamadu cautioned the protesters against further siege on the premises of NNPC.
By Brendan Umoren