Union Orders Bank Staff to Stay Away from Duty Over Mob Attacks
The Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance, and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) has asked its members to begin sitting at home to ensure the safety of lives, especially in states where banks are being attacked by protesters.
In a letter to members dated February 17, 2023, and signed by the national president of the association, Mr. Okusoji Oluwole, the union said the secretariat has been inundated by complaints from its members over threats to their lives by protesters who attack banking facilities.
As a result, the association stated, “We issued warnings and appeals to the government to provide security measures for the safety of our members’ lives and property within and around the banking premises.”But regrettably, the attacks have continued without any form of security for the safety of our members, the most recent being the attack today, February 17, 2023, at one bank branch in Epe, Lagos State.
“We cannot leave the lives and properties of our members in obvious danger.” Consequently, all members should, starting today, stay away from work in any state where banks are attacked. This is to continue every day until normalcy is restored.