The Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) has ordered its members to stay at home for safety of their lives.
This is contained in a circular ANS/1IR/JAOP/5018 issued to unit presidents and secretaries by National President, Olusoji Oluwole on Friday.
The order is a sequel to attacks on deposit banks in some states over the naira notes swap policy.
According to Oluwole, the ‘stay-at-home’ order became imperative because of attacks on lives and properties of bank branches.
“The national secretariat has awash with reports of threats and attacks on lives and properties of members and bank branches.
“The association has consequently been on the field to monitor and confirm the reports.
“We issued warnings and appealed to the government to provide security measures for the safety of lives and properties of our members.
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“But regrettably, the attacks have continued without any form of security for the safety of our members,” the statement read in part.
It cited an attack carried out by angry mob on Friday, Feb 17 on one bank branch at Epe, Lagos State.
The National President said the association could not leave the lives and properties of its 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 to continue every day until normalcy is restored.
“Please note, you will be availed further directives as events develop.”
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