Normal banking activities resume at Union Bank

Normal banking activities have resumed at Union Bank branches following the picketing of the head office in Lagos this morning by the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

The picketing, which was led by the NLC national president, Abdulwaheed Omar, was, however, aborted midway as security personnel prevented the union members from gaining access into the bank.

As at the time of filing this report, security personnel were still present to forestall any break down of law and order. Staff and customers of the bank were subjected to questioning to ascertain the genuineness of their transactions while persons without proper identifications were prevented from entering the bank.

The general secretary of the Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI), Obukese Orere, said the leadership of the NLC were in a meeting with police authorities.

“We carried out our plans to picket the bank. Right now, we have been summoned to a meeting with the commissioner of police. We are in his office right now,” he told NEXT on the phone.

He said the next line of action would be determined by the outcome of their deliberations.

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