Banks to begin nationwide strike Tuesday


The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institution Employees has directed all financial institutions in the country to join the anticipated labour union strike scheduled for tomorrow.

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This was contained in a statement signed on Monday by the Union’s General Secretary, Mohammed I. Sheikh.

The financial sector is expected to withdraw its services for two days on September 5 and 6, 2023.

Sheikh, who noted that the directive complies with the strike notice issued by the Nigeria Labour Congress on August 31, also accused the Federal Government of meddling in the affairs of Unions rather than focusing on fixing the economy.

The statement read, “In line with the communiqué issued after the meeting of National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) held on Thursday 31st August 2023 that all affiliates should direct all its members to commence two days’ withdrawal of services from Tuesday & Wednesday the 5th & 6th September 2023.

“The directives are imperative to get the needed attention of the government and warn it of its newfound love of meddling in the internal affairs of unions rather than address the punishing economic circumstances we find ourselves in.

“We hereby direct all our organs to comply with this directive by ensuring all our members stay off duty for the two days.

“Your cooperation in this regard will be appreciated.”