The CBN & Bankers Committee Has Agreed That NO BANK in Nigeria Should Retrench or Lay-off Any Staff of Any Cadre (including full-time & part-time) In Order to Help Minimize and Mitigate the Negative Impact of The COVID-19 Pandemic On Families and Livelihoods.
Recall that the management of access Bank had last week hinted it was dropping 75% of its workforce, few days after they made a donation of one billion naira to the Federal Government.
The Bank also announced it was Closing 340 Branches nationwide:
SOME BRANCH NAMES Affected in Port Harcourt
RET SHOP – OLD ABA ROAD, PH (086)
BONNY CASH CENTRE
EASTERN BULKCEMENT BRANCH
PH, TRANS AMADI
PH, FOT ONNE
OBIGBO PH, LOCATION ROAD
RET SHOP – ODUA ROAD, PHC (003)
PH, 50 IKWERRE ROAD
PLOT105 OLU OBASANJO PH BRANCH
GADA MARKET BRANCH
Meanwhile somewhere in Lagos a three-months-old pregnant woman who was simply identified as Taiwo, a cashier at the Ketu/Ikorodu branch of Access Bank, reportedly collapsed after receiving her sack letter in Lagos State.
Part of the reasons for her alleged sack was reported that Access Bank announced plans to lay off 75% of its workers as a result of the negative impact of the Coronavirus outbreak.
We gathered that many of the bank’s staff received their sack letters via email over the weekend with shock and grief.
Taiwo, was one of those affected by the bank’s mass retrenchment of staff, collapsed on Saturday after hearing of her dismissal.
A colleague to Taiwo spoke with a media outlet on the phone. She said “Her name is Taiwo. When she got the news today, she collapsed. There were two of them affected by the mass retrenchment from Ketu/Ikorodu Road branch, as of now. We will get to know more on Monday about others who were affected. The Taiwo lady is about two or three months pregnant. It was friends and family around her that rushed her to the hospital.