The Management of Chevron has dismissed reports that Chevron Nigeria Ltd has concluded plans to change jobs location from within country to outside the country.
The Management of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), had let it known to the public that it’s no plans to migrate Nigerian jobs outside the country.
According to press agency of Nigeria (NAN), this clarification was made during a statement by Chevron’s head for Policy, Government, and Public Affairs, Mr Esimaje Brikinn, on Friday, October 2, 2020.
Brikinn disclosed this, following an allegation by the Petroleum and gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), that Chevron Nigeria Limited has concluded plans to relocate jobs outside the country.
He said, however, that the corporate was only reviewing its manpower requirements within the light of the changing business environment.
According to him, the new organisational structure would require approximately 25% reduction within the workforce across the varied levels of its organisation.
Brikinn in his statement said, “The aim is to possess a business that’s competitive, and have an appropriately sized organisation with improved processes. this may increase efficiency and effectiveness, retain value, reduce cost, and generate more revenue for the federal of Nigeria,
“We have prospects for our company in Nigeria; however, we must make the required adjustments, in light of the prevailing business climate. we’d like everyone’s support to urge through these tough times stronger, more efficient, and more profitable, so as to sustain the business,”
The Chevron spokesman also said that the oil major was in agreement with both its venture partners, including NNPC and therefore the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on the method .
“We are actively engaging our workforce, to make sure they understand why this is often being done. we’ll still consistently engage all relevant stakeholders, including the leadership of the worker unions, as we continue this process of business optimization,” he concluded.
Earlier, the Petroleum and gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Chevron Branch, had accused CNL of sacking 600 Nigerian workers, amidst plans to relocate jobs to America.
Its Branch Chairman, Mr Ote Oyegbanren, and Secretary, Mr Lavin Aghaunor, during a statement said the workers being sacked were lower cadre employees, whose salaries were negligible in comparison thereupon paid to their American expatriate counterparts.
The national PENGASSAN, however, appealed to Chevron Management to suspend the method , and permit both parties to succeed in an agreement on an amicable voluntary separation exercise, such workers may prefer to exit. This current conciliatory offer was rebuffed.
We also heard some report earlier that Chevron Nigeria Limited was getting to reduce its workforce by the maximum amount as 25%, during a bid to align with the changing business environment