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Bank staff set to begin industrial strike on Monday

Bank workers in Nigeria are warming up ahead of an industrial action scheduled to begin on Monday, February 20, 2023.

This came following series of attacks on commercial banks by customers who were not able to assess their funds.

The industrial action is scheduled for Monday due to series of attacks launched on commercial banks by customers who were not able to deposit their old naira notes.

The Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institution (ASSBIFI) ordered staff of commercial banks not to go to work in any state where customers are attacking the financial institution.

The association said the industrial action will be in place until the angry protesters change their ways.

This was revealed in a statement dated February 17, 2023 with the title ”Stay at home order”.

The statement reads in part:  “The National Secretariat has been inundated with reports of threats and attacks on fives and properties of members and bank branches, and subsequently has been on the field to monitor and confirm the reports.

“We issued wamings and appeals fo government to provide security measure for the safety of lives and properties of our members within and around the bank premises but regrettably the attacks have continued without any form of security for the safety of our members, and the recent being the attack today, Friday 17th February 2023 on one bank branch at Epe. Lagos State.

“We cannot leave the lives and properties of our members exposed to obvious danger.

“Consequently, all members should today immediately stay away from work in any state where bank branches are attacked.

“This is fo continue every day until . normalcy is restored.

“Please note, you will be availed further directives as events develop”.

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