Baru signs performance agreement on service delivery

Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru

By Edith Ike-Eboh

The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr Maikanti Baru, has signed a performance agreement with the management team to ensure the company delivers on its mandate.

While signing the agreement on Wednesday in Abuja, Baru said it was part of the on-going efforts to reposition the organisation.

He said that of the signing performance agreement with the management team was also to ensure that all the Autonomous Business Units (ABUs) and Strategic Business Units (SBUs) of the company delivered on their mandates.

He said that Performance Indicators (KPIs) contained in the agreements would serve as guides to the Chief Operating Officers (COOs) to deliver tangible and measurable key deliverables in advancement of the management objectives of NNPC.

Baru said that the KPIs would also serve as a management tool to gauge the performance of the chief operating officers.

“Signing of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is important because it will guide the COOs in their operations and when we reconvene next year to evaluate activities, the document will help us to see if what was signed corresponds with delivery,” he said.

Baru noted that the NNPC second and third quarter STEERCO meeting was a platform to assess the health of the corporation and interact with top management with a view to providing solutions to move the corporation forward.

“Through SEERCO meeting we are able to note the various businesses of the corporation that are doing well, so that we encourage them to be better; those that are not doing very well, to enable us devise means to salvage them.

“Those beyond salvaging, we take a hard decision to shut them down in the interest of the corporation”, the group managing director said.

Baru further charged COOs to replicate the review exercise at their various (ABUs and SBUs and cascade outcome to all staff for efficient service delivery.

He applauded the Corporate Planning and Strategy (CP&S) Division for the quality of the programme, noting that at 41, NNPC needed a change in its operational strategies.

The Group General Manager, CP&S Division, Mr Bala Wunti, expressed satisfaction that the meeting was able to achieve its two key objectives of appraising past performance and setting targets for the coming business year.

“Like you heard from the GMD, there are two broad objectives – to appraise our performance for the fiscal year 2018 and to set targets for the 2019.

“I am highly delighted that those two broad objectives have been substantially achieved.

“We now have a performance contract against 2019 and also, been able to have a scorecard of each of our business units properly appraised and documented”. he said. (NAN)

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