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Fidelity Bank condemns protest, says drivers paid entitlements by employers

By Gloria Ehiaghe
24 July 2018   |   3:21 am
Some disengaged drivers of Fidelity Bank have accused the bank for non-payment of their entitlements. The aggrieved former drivers, who disrupted the operations of the bank last week Wednesday in Lagos, also prevented the bank’s customers from carrying out their transactions. But the bank has dismissed any wrongdoings. A statement by the lender’s Divisional head,…

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Some disengaged drivers of Fidelity Bank have accused the bank for non-payment of their entitlements.

The aggrieved former drivers, who disrupted the operations of the bank last week Wednesday in Lagos, also prevented the bank’s customers from carrying out their transactions.

But the bank has dismissed any wrongdoings.

A statement by the lender’s Divisional head, brand and communications, Charles Aigbe, who described the actions as clearly unwarranted and obviously misdirected, said the bank is neither owing staff salaries, severance packages nor gratuity payments as erroneously portrayed.

He said the action aimed at preventing innocent customers from carrying out their banking transactions, was the handiwork of a few disengaged drivers from one of its vendor companies.

He explained: “We understand that the drivers, who were in the past outsourced to the bank, have been paid their severance packages and entitlements by their employers.

“We are a responsible financial institution, operating in Nigeria and guided by the laws of the land.

Whilst we are not against the right to constituted assembly, these actions are clearly unwarranted and obviously misdirected.”

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