NASS frowns at attitude of NNPCL, Julius Berger to summons from NASS

Thu, May 23, 2024
By editor


NASS frowns at attitude of NNPCL, Julius Berger to summons from NASS

THE House of Representatives, HOR, has expressed displeasure on the attitude of both the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Ltd and Julius Berger Plc to the invitations from the HOR.

Expressing the displeasure of the members at plenary on Tuesday, the Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Kalu, who was presiding, ordered the Clerk of the House to immediately convey the feelings of the House to the management of the two organisations and invite them to meet with the leadership of the House.

This was in reaction to reports from the committee on Public Petitions on the attitude of the organisations towards summons from the committee to answer to issues arising from the public against them.

“Despite several invitations, both the NNPC and Julius Berger refused to show up to state their own side of the story,” Mike Etaba, House Committee Chairman on Public Petitions said.

Several members, who expressed their anger that stated that the attitudes of the organisations are below international best practices and called on the leadership of the House to check the excesses of the two organisations.

The cases in question involved wrongful termination of appointments of two different staff of the organisations.

Umoh Edet Okon was allegedly wrongfully sacked by Julius Berger and the Committee recommended reinstatement, full payment of entitlements or pay off with full benefits, while in the case of Joseph Andrew and NNPCL, the Committee noted that he was sacked out of victimisation and recommended his reinstatement with full entitlements or pay off with full benefits.


May 23, 2024