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A special meeting of the Bankers’ Committee today, restricted banks from sacking staffers in all the banks.

The Director of Corporate Communication, Isaac Okoroafor, said, it was to further review the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Nigerian
banking industry.

The Committee particularly deliberated on the issue of the operating costs of banks in view of the disruptions emanating from the global
economic difficulties and decided as follows:

1. In order to help minimize and mitigate the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on families and livelihoods, no bank in Nigeria shall retrench or lay-off any staff of any cadre (including full-time and part-time).

2. To give effect to the above measure, the express approval of the Central
Bank of Nigeria shall be required in the event that it becomes absolutely
necessary to lay-off any such staff.

The Central Bank of Nigeria solicits the support of all in our collective effort to weather through the economic challenges occasioned by the COVID-19

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