The Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Dr Dasuki I. Arabic commended the Internal Open Resourcing Initiative of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), during the BPSR Lunchtime Reforms Seminar which held recently at the Auditorium of the Federal Ministry of Finance which had the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyri as Guest Speaker. In a press release by the spokesman of the Corporation, Dr Kennie Obateru, described the NNPC Internal Open Resourcing Initiative as a human capital development plan by which talents are sourced from within the rank and file of the NNPC through a competitive process to bridge the managerial skill gap.

The Group Managing Director of NNPC during his presentation added that the Corporation was focused on implementing innovations that would enhance its operations and bottom-line such as increasing crude oil production and reserve, extending gas footprint to stimulate industrialization and boosting local refining capacity. He said NNPC was also driving the automation of its processes as part of reforms, aimed at discouraging discretionary approvals, and to deepen the culture further if transparency in the system.

Speaking after an exhaustive presentation on the topic: ” Current Reforms in the Petroleum Sector and their Impact on Nigeria- The Role of NNPC” by the NNPC helmsman who was represented by the Corporation’s Group General Manager, Corporate Planning and Strategy, Mrs Oritsemeyiwa Eyesan, BPSR boss said he would recommend aspects of the NNPC IOR initiative to the Head of Civil Service Reforms.

He said: “We have seen the successes in NNPC, and that is why we have chosen to celebrate them in this seminar, we at the BPSR and the Head of Civil Service of the Federation as we go on to implement the Cadr 4 of the Strategic Plan for Public Service Reforms, I’m sure we will take quite a lot from you”. Dr Arabi also added that The BPSR boss said Nigeria relies on the landmark innovations by reputable Organizations like NNPC to achieve the aspiration of being among the best 20 Civil Services in the world by 2025.