Union Bank, one of the old generation and leading banks in Nigeria has asked its workers to work from home indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Union Bank said in a statement: “The health and safety of our employees and the larger community is of the utmost importance during this critical time. Starting, March 23rd, Union Bank is activating remote work for all its employees except critical functions in our operations and service teams. Employees will work from home until further notice.
“We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our customers while doing our part to help fight the spread of the Covid-19 virus.”
The Bank is the first bank to announce that its employees will work remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Besides Union Bank, other businesses that have close shops include Carbon, Kuda, Andela, Fint, BuyCoins Africa among others.
Nigeria currently has 30 confirmed cases of coronavirus -COVID-19 in the country and has taken measures such as closing its international airport, banning entry from 15 high-risked coronavirus countries, shutting down schools as well as banning of public gathering that is more than 20 (in Lagos).