CBN Governor, Emefiele Calls Town Meeting To Avert Workers Strike, Protest

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has called for a town hall meeting of some staff of the bank to prevail on them not to embark on the planned strike action and demonstration against his management of the bank.

Abusidiqu reported last week that the Bank workers were gearing up to shut the doors of the bank and also petition President Muhammadu Buhari over what they described as the poor handling of the bank management, particularly the refusal of the governor to promote staff who are qualified for promotion since 2016.

The workers are aggrieved that the CBN governor had deliberately refused to promote many qualified staff of the bank on the ground that there is no fund to cater for their promotion, a development the bank workers find very disturbing.

A total of 2342 staff members of the CBN were said to have been qualified for the 2016 promotion exercise and subsequently sat for the promotion examination in 2017, but only 552 persons were shortlisted for promotion at the beginning of February.

It was gathered that the town hall meeting, called at the instance of the CBN governor and holding at the bank’s premises is to appeal to the staff to sheathe their swords with a promise to look into their matter.

The town hall meeting was earlier scheduled to hold last week, but was postponed due to unforeseen reasons.

This is a developing story. More details later…


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