Access Bank denies sacking 75% workers, closing branches

Access Bank denies sacking 75% workers, closing branches

Access Bank Plc on Monday exposed reports that it intends to sack 75 percent of its workforce and too close in excess of 300 branches. 

The bank in an announcement marked by the Company Secretary, Mr Sunday Ekwochi, got from the Nigerian Stock Exchange site depicted the news as malevolent and an interruption from the authentic and sympathetic arrangement to ensure its laborers and help keep employments in the unfurling macroeconomic condition. 

It said the conclusion of a bank office was an activity that necessary the endorsement of the Central Bank of Nigeria. 

As per the bank, it has neither applied for this nor got the endorsement of the CBN for the conclusion of its branches as broadly theorized. 

"The bank has just suspended tasks in certain branches following the mandate by the CBN. 

"At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, we suspended in-branch activities at various areas as coordinated by the CBN and in accordance with business progression plans at powerless spots; while we kept on offering types of assistance through our option advanced stages. 

"In accordance with the staged re-opening of the economy successful May 4, after the Presidential mandates, we will continue in-branch benefits in a portion of our influenced branches in a customized way to guarantee the wellbeing and security of our representatives and clients. 

"This is likewise important to give pertinent possibility ought to there be any occurrence emerging from the pandemic. 

"We deny completely the unmerited and bent hypothesis that the bank is sacking 75 percent of its workforce," said the announcement. 

It noticed that dependent on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, not every one of its branches would be completely open for in-branch administrations until some other time in the year. 

"This has made it outlandish for a large number of our redistributed specialists to perform obligations as usual."We have started commitment with different partners with the end goal of guaranteeing that they offer the pertinent types of assistance and ideal labor as might be required by the bank on an on-going premise," it included. 

The bank, in any case, guaranteed its regarded partners that it would keep on guaranteeing that its activities and choices are guided by reasonableness, equity, value and great soul. 

"As we explore the new ordinary occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, we wish to guarantee all our regarded partners that our conventional way the bank will keep on guaranteeing that its activities and choices are guided by reasonableness equity value and great inner voice," the bank expressed further.

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