The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has urged the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to face their studies and pass their examinations before seeking employment with the Corporation.
The company company was reacting to the allegation that the corporation only employ Nigerians who are “well-connected”
The NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, was reacting to the 72-hour ultimatum issued by NANS, which accused the Corporation of discrimination in its recruitment process.
The NANS had, in a statement on Sunday, rejected the requirements for recruitment by the NNPC, alleging they were “anti-poor and anti-masses.”
The association further gave the Corporation a 72-hour ultimatum to withdraw all alleged anti-poor and anti-masses conditions in the employment criteria or it would embark on a protest.
Ughamadu said that NANS should focus on their studies in order to graduate with good results.
“NANS should pass their examination first and graduate, after which they will be qualified for employment.
“What NANS should face now is to study very hard and graduate and make a reasonable degree. They have not graduated yet and they are looking for employment,’’ Ughamadu said.
The Corporation had opened a recruitment portal from March 13 to March 26 and has started short-listing qualified candidates.
It was rumoured that 26 million Nigerians applied for the job, however, NNPC hasn’t spoken about the number of applications it received.