The Ministry of Labour and Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) have launched an initiative to nationalise the job of filling station managers.
The position of manager in 655 fuel stations in the sultanate will be filled by holders of higher diplomas and bachelor’s degrees in business administration and related fields.
In a statement the Ministry of Labour said, ‘The initiative was lunched on Jan 6 in the presence of the undersecretary for Human Resources Development, the undersecretary for Labour, the president of the General Federation of Oman Workers, and the chief executives of Shell, Al Maha Company and Oman Oil Company.’
Nabhan al Batashi, chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Federation of the Oman Workers, said, “Omanis have achieved success in vital and important sectors when they find adequate empowerment and care.”
He added that the Omanisation percentage in some sectors has reached more than 90 per cent.
Abdulrahman al Yahyai, CEO of OPAL, said, “OPAL will issue a fuel station management licence to station managers to ensure the implementation of the decision and to raise the quality of station services in the sultanate.”