Access bank recently donated One Billion Naira to the Federal Government of Nigeria so as to help with the fight against the spread of Corona virus.

Access bank recently donated One Billion Naira to the Federal Government of Nigeria so as to help with the fight against the spread of Corona virus.

This charitable act or corporate social responsibility depending on how you see it, made Nigerians believe all was well with the financial Institution. And the management and staff had little to worry about regarding massive job loss or pay reduction.

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Today the news emanating from Access Bank has left bitter taste in the mouths of Nigerians especially employees of the bank who are being laid off or asked to accept a pay reduction – for the lucky ones.

A report from Sahara reporters has it on good authority that a pregnant cashier at the Ketu/Ikorodu branch of Access Bank affected by the bank’s mass retrenchment of staff, collapsed on Saturday after hearing of her dismissal.

The cashier simply identified as Taiwo, is about three months pregnant.

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The bank had announced plans to sack its workers as a result of the negative impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. It was gathered that many of the bank’s staff received their sack letters via email over the weekend with shock and grief.

A colleague of the lady, who collapsed, spoke with SaharaReporters on the phone.

He said, “Her name is Taiwo. When she got the news today, she collapsed. There were two of them affected by the mass retrenchment from Ketu/Ikorodu Road branch, as of now.  We will get to know more on Monday about others who were affected. The Taiwo lady is about two or three months pregnant.

“When she heard the news, she collapsed. It was friends and family around her that rushed her to the hospital.”

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