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Monday, 23 March 2020

Coronavirus: MTN, Union Bank of Nigeria order Staff to Work from Home

Following the continuous spread of coronavirus in Nigeria, many organizations are considering working remotely for the meantime. Telecommunications giant MTN and Union Bank of Nigeria have ordered staff to work from home from Monday, March 23, 2020.

MTN Nigeria on Sunday said its team would start working from home as part of the precautionary measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 Mr Funso Aina, the telcos Senior Manager, External Relations, said in a statement that from March 23, workers are expected to perform their duties from home.

Aina said that the telcos operations would continue to run at full scale with essential staff working limited hours on-site. “We also plan to announce the temporary closure of some of our stores. Those that remain open, will operate reduced hours and maintain strict and social distances measures.

Union Bank of Nigeria also has shut down its daily operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. The bank directed its staff to work from home in a bid to tackle the Coronavirus scourge.

According to a statement, the Bank directed its workers to comply with the directive starting from Monday 23rd March 2020.

Recall that Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, had confirmed 27 cases of Coronavirus in the country as at 22nd March 2020.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu has also ordered all civil servant from level 1-12 in the state to also work from home.

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