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Amid the scare of Coronavirus, Union Bank of Nigeria has shut down its daily operations.

The bank directed its staff to work from home in a bid to tackle the Coronavirus scourge.

In a statement on Sunday, Union Bank directed its workers to comply with the directive starting from Monday 23rd March, 2020.

The bank also gave safety procedures which its staff members should abide by while they are working at home.

The statement reads: “Important

“Starting from Monday, March 23rd, Union Bank is activating remote work for all its employees except critical functions in our operations and service teams.

“Please read.

“Stay safe during this period. #Covid19

#Info #WHO #UnionBank #UnionCares #SelfIsolation#YourSimplerSmarterBank.”

Recall that Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, had confirmed three new cases of Coronavirus.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases of the disease to 27 in Nigeria.

UPDATED: Union Bank Denies Report Of Shutdown Over Coronavirus

The Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, on Sunday, denied social media report that it would shut down its daily operations, beginning from March 23 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Head, Corporate Communication and Marketing of the bank, Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem, said in Lagos on Sunday that the financial institution would be opened and fully operational.

“Union Bank branches will remain open and fully operational to serve customers during these Covid-19 crises.

“In addition, with the exception of customers serving employees and critical operations and technology functions, most other employees will be required to work remotely from home.

“However, we have adopted safety protocols to protect our customers and employees during this period,” she said.
Ekezie-Ekaidem added also that the bank had essentially activated its flexi-work policy for those employees who could still perform their duties remotely.

She gave the assurance that the bank would continue to assess the situation and make necessary adjustments as events unfolded.

Besides, she said that the bank branches were now operating under a heightened hygiene protocol, all in a bid to ensuring safe banking halls for all. (NAN)







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