COVID-19: NIPCO Heightens Support for Customers, Staff






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*Opens up on gains of restructuring, insists employees remain major asset 

Leading downstream oil and gas company in Nigeria, NIPCO Plc, has heightened the supports for its customers and staff in the prevention of the Coronavirus ravaging the World.

Managing Director of the company, Suresh Kumar, who declared this at the weekend, maintained that there is nothing more imperative to NIPCO “than the wellbeing of our customers and employees.”

He said; “As Covid-19 continues to spread, we want you to know we are doing all we can to support you.”

Against the backdrop of the growing spread of COVID-19 and efforts by governments at all levels in the country, NIPCO’s boss said; “We hereby seek your collective support to stop  the  spread of the disease. We share the concerns and apprehension of our stakeholders on the pandemic especially its toll on the populace so far.”

At NIPCO Plc, he continued; “we have put in place series of measures to shield our esteemed marketers and indeed other stakeholders who may have one transaction or the other to do with the company.

“Top level management meeting have been held on the health and social 0economic implication of the virus on our publics – internal and external with a view to coming up with practical policies to protect them in the course of the company’s operations.

“The terminal is has full compliments of sanitizers, hand gloves and face masks for our staff and customers alike to ensure safety of all while daily briefings and monitoring of measures put in place re been done as part of sensitization programme on how to cope with the pandemic.

“Our front office officers and interfacing personnel in Sales & Dispatch have also been sensitized on measures to prevent the spread of the disease to the terminal even as temperature checks for   marketers and staff are being accelerated.

“We cherishes your transactions with us and seeks your kind support to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

“We equally pledge our continued exemplary service to you all but with a caveat that your safety  and good wellbeing would not at any time be relegated to the background.”

The company had earlier at a special event recognised some of its staff  who have displayed commitments in services over the years.

“It is pertinent to note that the annual event is principally to recognize and appreciate NIPCO’s long serving staff for their contribution to the steady growth of the company.

Over 100 employees have so far benefited since the company was inaugurated in 2004 with 12 staff mounting the podium once again to receive 15 years long service awards aside from those that qualified on the ten years recognition of commendable service to the organization.

“Since the inception of the company, our employees have remained its major asset remarkably serving as the fuel in the organization wheel of progress.

“There is no doubt that the optimal performance of the company to stand far above its peers in the industry and remain investors destination largely depend on the resilience of the workforce;” Kumar said.

He continued; “Management over the years have not only been resolute on growing the bottom line through incisive measures including the recent restructuring to allow NIPCO have more foothold in the natural gas realm of the nation’s hydrocarbon industry.

“While congratulating awardees for this splendid honor, I enjoined them to keep up the good works and continue to give their best without cutting corners which could be detrimental to the good image of the company.

“You should not rest on your oars as your collective dedication is sine qua non to the utmost success of the company in line with the vision of its promoters.

“See your recognition as a veritable avenue to raise the bar in service delivery to the company by re doubling your efforts to take the organization to greater heights.”

Management, according to him, “will continue to honor its part of the contract with the staff which goes beyond payment of regular salaries but also a holistic welfare program that will continually enhance  their wellbeing.

“We are equally not oblivious of the harsh operating environment in the downstream sector of the industry, hence the ongoing diversification to make the organization an integrated operator with strong presence in the gas sector.

“With your continuous support and stellar performance across board, we shall triumph and surmount all challenges but also remained a benchmark in the industry.

“My management team would continuously provide more support for optimal performance of all cadres of staff in the overall interest of the company. We appreciate the team spirit being exhibited by the workforce as it’s a potent weapon to remain on top in the sector even in the face of daunting challenges which has continued to make us a benchmark in the industry.

“I regard both the investors and employees as a family and will ensure all sides have something splendid as rewards for their endeavors in the organization

We will continue to strive to make the family happy, healthy and shower prosperity on them in conscious drive within the ambit of the bottom line of the company.

“I enjoined all the honorees to make the best of the knowledge and experience gathered in the course of their service to make their lives better.” he advised.

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