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Banks yet to fully comply with Fed Govt’s advisory on operations

June 8, 2020

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Many commercial and merchant banks have not complied with Federal Government’s directive to resume full operations.

The order was part of the second phase of the lockdown announced on last week.

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said the directive is part of the measures approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

But one week after the directive was given, many commercial banks are still providing skeletal services in  a few of their branches and in most cases, failing to activate their the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)  and Point of Sale (PoS) terminals.

The Nation observed that most of the banks are constantly sending messages to their customers informing them about the branches that will be in operation every day of the week.

In many of the commercial banks visited last week, a large number of  customers sat for hours under canopies to be attended to.

Some who could not wait returned home unhappy.

In an email to customers, GTBank listed its branches that will be open to serve customers from today  to Thursday. It said  its banking hours are from 8am to 5pm.


The bank said it will open only  two branches in Abia State; 11 in Abuja;  one in Adamawa State; one in Akwa Ibom State;  three in Anambra State;  one in Bauchi State; one in Bayelsa State; nine in Rivers State, and 46  in Lagos..

The email read: “When visiting any of our branches, kindly protect yourself by wearing a face mask at all times. It is also very important that you keep a safe distance when in a queue inside or outside the branch.

One of its officials  said  the bank has been reopening many of its branches in phases to ensure that if any branch had a case of COVID-19, it can easily move the customers to a nearly branch.

The official said: “We cannot expose all our branches at once to the customers, in case there is a case of COVID-19 in any to the branches, we can close it down and move the customers to the next branch. Gradual reopening of our branches is strategic on the part of the bank,” the source said.

Access Bank Plc said in an email to customers, that  2020 has redefined how people live and do business amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that utmost safety is the new normal.

“Fortunately, with the improvements on our mobile, internet banking, most of your everyday financial transactions can safely be completed from the comfort of your home using your computer or phone,” it said.

The bank also regularly communicates to its customers, the branches that would be open on each business week, since the lockdown was lifted.

Wema Bank Plc and Sterling Bank Plc have however announced they would  be resuming full operations in all their branches.

The banks said all their branches have resumed normal services from 8am to 4pm Monday through to Friday. They however advised staff and customers to remain cautious.

Wema Bank Managing Director/CEO Ademola Adebise, explained that “though work resumes in earnest, what is of utmost importance is the health and safety of all.”

He stressed that the bank will take  necessary precautionary measures to ensure the safety of staff and customers.

In an email to customers, Sterling Bank said that effective today, all its branches will now be opened from 8am to 4pm every. It   advised customers to use digital channels where necessary.

”We love having you in our banking halls, but we’ll love it more if you use our alternative channels that are available for you 24/7. You can carry out almost, if not all your transactions with them,” the bank said.

The bank also advised its customers to “wear a face mask at all times when visiting any of our branches, and keep a safe distance when on the queue in and out of the branch.”

Head of Media, Unity Bank plc, Matthew Obiazikwor, said the bank has opened 90 per cent of its branches and that the remaining 10 per cent would begin operations today.



Comments

Post by Auwaluanta39 on 31 July 2020, 00:43 am

Ok


Post by Blaq Josh on 25 July 2020, 20:41 pm

They should comply ooo


Post by Maikazura on 24 July 2020, 22:43 pm

Thanks for letting me know


Post by Tabitha080 on 23 July 2020, 21:01 pm

Alright


Post by kingdomlexis on 21 July 2020, 21:16 pm

Nice update


Post by Muhd inuwa on 19 July 2020, 12:44 pm

Alright


Post by Ilemene on 18 July 2020, 10:54 am

Thanks for the information contained in this writing


Post by Delabel on 08 July 2020, 09:18 am

They should do ooo because it's for the best and thanks for the update


Post by Abdul1033 on 06 July 2020, 18:04 pm

Thanks for this update


Post by Oyeyemiezekiel1313 on 04 July 2020, 19:34 pm

they just have to educate their staffs on taking precaution. They are trying there best


Post by Lawman20 on 17 June 2020, 08:46 am

Alight


Post by Mcdammie2 on 15 June 2020, 11:40 am

Timely news update


Post by Myxtro84 on 15 June 2020, 11:06 am

Ok


Post by Benny222 on 14 June 2020, 22:50 pm

Hmmm


Post by Nate2002 on 13 June 2020, 11:48 am

They should be complaint with the government


Post by Blaq Josh on 13 June 2020, 09:16 am

Banks should follow government rules


Post by Esperanza on 13 June 2020, 04:25 am

Prevention they say


Post by Kinx080 on 11 June 2020, 14:08 pm

Hmm


Post by Tora on 10 June 2020, 05:16 am

Why are they slow with it


Post by Phebrad on 10 June 2020, 00:04 am

Ok


Post by Deborah7 on 09 June 2020, 14:14 pm

Thanks for this information


Post by Atikuumar on 09 June 2020, 12:03 pm

Nice


Post by Surdman11 on 09 June 2020, 12:03 pm

Ok


Post by Vicjane on 09 June 2020, 11:43 am

Sanction them


Post by tomiwa on 09 June 2020, 10:26 am

They should be careful with their decision


Post by Mrfemac on 09 June 2020, 10:16 am

What are they waiting for


Post by Cynthia 101 on 09 June 2020, 10:15 am

They should comply


Post by T4wealth on 09 June 2020, 09:56 am

The banks need to be extra careful because they are the ones that always have direct contact with people every day.


Post by Cynthiamorgan123 on 09 June 2020, 09:49 am

Nice


Post by Callie23 on 09 June 2020, 09:48 am

They should be fined


Post by Bartholomew on 09 June 2020, 09:47 am

Nice


Post by Noni_Affairs on 09 June 2020, 09:47 am

they just have to educate their staffs on taking precaution. They are trying there best


Post by kayjee3 on 09 June 2020, 09:46 am

Exercise


Post by LKO on 09 June 2020, 09:38 am

what are they waiting for?


Post by Atokeolami on 09 June 2020, 09:28 am

They should comply


Post by Seraph2438 on 09 June 2020, 09:26 am

They should please comply


Post by Babyporch on 09 June 2020, 09:22 am

It's okay


Post by Fk on 09 June 2020, 09:22 am

Good luck


Post by Okocha on 09 June 2020, 09:19 am

Banks should please comply


Post by Nikky-G on 09 June 2020, 09:17 am

Wao


Post by Jennychizzy on 09 June 2020, 09:17 am

It's okay


Post by lordsammy123 on 09 June 2020, 09:09 am

wow


Post by Kayjee2 on 09 June 2020, 09:08 am

Good


Post by Pheezco001 on 09 June 2020, 09:05 am

Thanks for the update


Post by OGOSTIC on 09 June 2020, 09:01 am

Nice


Post by Miracle on 09 June 2020, 08:56 am

Banks of all organization ought to comply na.


Post by Gifty_luv on 09 June 2020, 08:46 am

They should comply with the government


Post by My Bee on 09 June 2020, 08:44 am

If banks don't comply you sanction them


Post by Goodness12 on 09 June 2020, 08:41 am

They should comply with the government, they just have to educate their staffs on taking precaution.


Post by Gero on 09 June 2020, 08:38 am

Okay


Post by Mary on 09 June 2020, 08:35 am

Thanks for the update


Post by Oluwo1 on 09 June 2020, 08:35 am

Nice


Post by Mr_Tenacity on 09 June 2020, 08:23 am

We hope so


Post by Luchi Ben on 09 June 2020, 08:11 am

Owk


Post by Sherifffamosa on 09 June 2020, 08:06 am

They have to comply quickly


Post by Hoshilo on 09 June 2020, 08:03 am

It's cool


Post by Earlierman on 09 June 2020, 08:00 am

Not true, they trying


Post by Andrew-111 on 09 June 2020, 07:53 am

Okay


Post by AKANJI on 09 June 2020, 07:38 am

Alright


Post by DISAB on 09 June 2020, 07:33 am

Ok


Post by Iscy on 09 June 2020, 07:30 am

Nice


Post by Tiller on 09 June 2020, 07:26 am

They're even yet to fully resume


Post by Dappa on 09 June 2020, 07:26 am

Nice


Post by Jeffpallo on 09 June 2020, 07:15 am

Ok


Post by ADE081 on 09 June 2020, 07:02 am

They should not blame the banks everyone is still taking precautions.. against covid-19.


Post by Sommycruz on 09 June 2020, 07:01 am

Choose well


Post by youngfellow on 09 June 2020, 06:55 am

Nice one


Post by max509 on 09 June 2020, 06:53 am

Good


Post by Odudu1 on 09 June 2020, 06:39 am

What is the delay of comply


Post by Temmydave on 09 June 2020, 06:32 am

Good


Post by Excel on 09 June 2020, 06:22 am

Fed govt advisory is all for ur good....


Post by Olusina11 on 09 June 2020, 06:20 am

Wonderful


Post by TONY.RAJ on 09 June 2020, 06:18 am

Ok


Post by Nonelikegod on 09 June 2020, 06:15 am

Alright


Post by Priestly on 09 June 2020, 06:15 am

Good


Post by Ummuhaneefah1 on 09 June 2020, 06:14 am

Not good


Post by Muhammad02 on 09 June 2020, 05:42 am

Ok


Post by mbk on 09 June 2020, 05:41 am

Okay


Post by CEO74 on 09 June 2020, 05:35 am

They should not blame the banks everyone is still taking precautions.. against covid-19.


Post by Utibe256 on 09 June 2020, 05:34 am

They will come around


Post by Mustinaas on 09 June 2020, 05:32 am

Is not easy to control human abeg


Post by Adeyeye on 09 June 2020, 05:22 am

Any bank that is not giving ears to instructions should be locked down


Post by Greatness on 09 June 2020, 05:21 am

Ok


Post by betty001 on 09 June 2020, 05:16 am

Ok


Post by Ebydollar on 09 June 2020, 05:10 am

Let them complay


Post by CorneliaEyo on 09 June 2020, 05:08 am

Good


Post by Shindaramhie on 09 June 2020, 05:00 am

Good


Post by Sodiano20 on 09 June 2020, 04:42 am

They should make it snappy


Post by Ekezie7 on 09 June 2020, 03:51 am

Nice


Post by Gift on 09 June 2020, 03:47 am

Nice


Post by Ceenti_J on 09 June 2020, 03:09 am

Okay


Post by King G on 09 June 2020, 03:03 am

Nice update


Post by Oribams on 09 June 2020, 03:01 am

They're even yet to fully resume


Post by Ogbonna on 09 June 2020, 02:47 am

Nice


Post by Humble Dan on 09 June 2020, 02:38 am

Okay


Post by Ire Alabi on 09 June 2020, 02:19 am

Good


Post by God on 09 June 2020, 02:10 am

May God help us


Post by holar on 09 June 2020, 01:58 am

Don't blame them. Trying to safe lives


Post by GraceLuka on 09 June 2020, 01:56 am

Hmmmmm really serious


Post by Esimmy on 09 June 2020, 01:48 am

Its a gradual process


Post by maxilo2002 on 09 June 2020, 01:48 am

Good


Post by [email protected] on 09 June 2020, 01:40 am

Don't blame them. Trying to safe lives


Post by Santiagojr on 09 June 2020, 01:28 am

Okay


Post by John.j121 on 09 June 2020, 01:22 am

Good help us o


Post by Yvonne01 on 09 June 2020, 01:13 am

They should comply o


Post by Marvelous Amara on 09 June 2020, 00:27 am

We don't obey rules here


Post by Ifeomacna on 09 June 2020, 00:03 am

You cannot control everybody thesame time. Just do the right thing and leave the rest.


Post by Andrew-111 on 08 June 2020, 23:51 pm

Okay


Post by Adeboye on 08 June 2020, 23:40 pm

Is not easy to control human abeg


Post by Uche Emmanuel on 08 June 2020, 23:26 pm

Okay


Post by Ghebhasz on 08 June 2020, 23:09 pm

They'd better comply


Post by Discovry on 08 June 2020, 23:00 pm

Good


Post by Samuel Ayomide on 08 June 2020, 22:46 pm

Federal government need to implement safe system into bank operation


Post by Odeniyi59 on 08 June 2020, 22:44 pm

Thanks for the update


Post by Jujah on 08 June 2020, 22:39 pm

They should comply ASAP


Post by Paschal2020 on 08 June 2020, 22:36 pm

It is well


Post by Deenyunus on 08 June 2020, 22:29 pm

It is ok


Post by Miracle97 on 08 June 2020, 22:15 pm

Ok


Post by teekay_82 on 08 June 2020, 22:14 pm

What is the big issue, comply and let do all our banking transactions with ease


Post by Johnshorex on 08 June 2020, 22:08 pm

Hmm


Post by Solofish on 08 June 2020, 22:02 pm

Oj


Post by Oge bliss on 08 June 2020, 21:58 pm

They should comply na. Anyway thanks for the news


Post by meshach222 on 08 June 2020, 21:56 pm

D


Post by Pappiechula on 08 June 2020, 21:54 pm

Okay


Post by Olamide on 08 June 2020, 21:52 pm

Wow


Post by Anasumar on 08 June 2020, 21:50 pm

That's a good one


Post by Halifax on 08 June 2020, 21:37 pm

Good update


Post by Babyporch on 08 June 2020, 21:35 pm

Agree oo


Post by OmoAkin97 on 08 June 2020, 21:20 pm

I hope they comply


Post by Jamesfk6 on 08 June 2020, 21:17 pm

Ok


Post by Gifty_luv on 08 June 2020, 21:14 pm

Better agree oohh


Post by DELOMS on 08 June 2020, 21:11 pm

Good health na in be the main matter now oo


Post by Rashidat128 on 08 June 2020, 21:09 pm

Is true o I support the banks they're protecting themselves and their customers from danger of the virus besides internet has taking over most of things we want to do can be done on the bank online app


Post by Timeyin007 on 08 June 2020, 20:55 pm

It is well


Post by LexyBlaze on 08 June 2020, 20:48 pm

Comply ooo


Post by Omavera on 08 June 2020, 20:35 pm

Okay


Post by oroseyole on 08 June 2020, 20:31 pm

Make them do comply make we start school ooo


Post by mikes on 08 June 2020, 20:19 pm

Abeg comply sharp sharp make school for resume.


Post by prinz-whee on 08 June 2020, 20:15 pm

Ok


Post by Abgarbah on 08 June 2020, 19:56 pm

Ok


Post by Merci on 08 June 2020, 19:39 pm

Banks should comply o


Post by Chisom782 on 08 June 2020, 19:27 pm

Okay


Post by Mercytee07 on 08 June 2020, 19:13 pm

They should comply o


Post by chi on 08 June 2020, 19:05 pm

Banks pls listen o


Post by Holahmihdeh01 on 08 June 2020, 18:46 pm

Ok


Post by Iconic Oswald on 08 June 2020, 18:46 pm

Banks should try and adhere to the instructions ooo


Post by Chivera signature on 08 June 2020, 18:32 pm

L t them comply


Post by Amydazzling on 08 June 2020, 18:28 pm

Ok


Post by Damilola2 on 08 June 2020, 18:21 pm

They should try and comply o


Post by Surdman11 on 08 June 2020, 18:14 pm

Ok


Post by timchado on 08 June 2020, 17:39 pm

Ok


Post by Cheesom99 on 08 June 2020, 18:21 pm

They shd try nd comply


Post by nemesis on 08 June 2020, 18:21 pm

Ok


Post by ben001 on 08 June 2020, 18:14 pm

nice


Post by Mr. Mac on 08 June 2020, 17:49 pm

Banks should Better resume.. o


Post by Ash4747 on 08 June 2020, 17:42 pm

Hmmm


Post by Perky on 08 June 2020, 17:40 pm

Real deal


Post by DiNma on 08 June 2020, 17:38 pm

Hmmm


Post by Bleeblee on 08 June 2020, 17:32 pm

Nice update


Post by Manasmart247 on 08 June 2020, 17:32 pm

Thanks Giftalworld for always keeping us updated with important information information


Post by Airmi on 08 June 2020, 17:26 pm

Very good updates


Post by Bosslady on 08 June 2020, 17:20 pm

Nice


Post by Waripamowei001 on 08 June 2020, 17:19 pm

Good


Post by Thomasking on 08 June 2020, 17:07 pm

Very good updates


Post by Victorpee12 on 08 June 2020, 17:04 pm

Good


Post by Gojason on 08 June 2020, 16:47 pm

Good health matters first


Post by Manyo1992 on 08 June 2020, 16:46 pm

Good Idea


Post by Luiz James on 08 June 2020, 15:57 pm

All the best


Post by genee on 08 June 2020, 15:54 pm

Okay


Post by Debby123 on 08 June 2020, 15:51 pm

Good ideal


Post by Olakitan22 on 08 June 2020, 15:48 pm

Good ideal


Post by DISAB on 08 June 2020, 15:48 pm

Ok


Post by Emmygiftal on 08 June 2020, 15:11 pm

Maybe they waiting on something


Post by Akins293 on 08 June 2020, 15:08 pm

They've their reasons


Post by George Washington on 08 June 2020, 15:08 pm

Obedience is better than sacrifice the bank should heed to the directives given by the federal government


Post by Temmydave on 08 June 2020, 14:56 pm

Na una sabi


Post by Sammy42 on 08 June 2020, 14:41 pm

The official said: “We cannot expose all our branches at once to the customers, in case there is a case of COVID-19 in any to the branches, we can close it down and move the customers to the next branch. Gradual reopening of our branches is strategic on the part of the bank,” the source said.


Post by Chydivine.e on 08 June 2020, 14:21 pm

So


Post by ujutojue on 08 June 2020, 14:18 pm

Ok


Post by Shima 1 on 08 June 2020, 13:57 pm

This Office never instructed the Clerk of the Senate, or in fact any person, to write to or contact the EFCC in relation to any person. “In the light of the foregoing, we wish to urge the public to disregard the fake letter, same being the handiwork of a person or persons with criminal intents.”


Post by Abusi on 08 June 2020, 13:51 pm

Ok


Post by youngwarrior on 08 June 2020, 13:35 pm

Obedience is better than sacrifice the bank should heed to the directives given by the federal government


Post by Kceeonyekachi on 08 June 2020, 13:25 pm

The bank also advised its customers to “wear a face mask at all times when visiting any of our branches, and keep a safe distance when on the queue in and out of the branch.” Head of Media, Unity Bank plc, Matthew Obiazikwor, said the bank has opened 90 per cent of its branches and that the remaining 10 per cent would begin operations today.


Post by Dano22 on 08 June 2020, 13:20 pm

week after the directive was given, many commercial banks are still providing skeletal services in a few of their branches and in most cases, failing to activate their the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and Point of Sale (PoS) terminals. The Nation observed that most of the banks are constantly sending messages to their customers informing them about the branches that will be in operation every day of the week.


Post by Nikky-G on 08 June 2020, 13:11 pm

Na wao


Post by OGOSTIC on 08 June 2020, 13:05 pm

Yeah I think so


Post by Gentlemanmanny on 08 June 2020, 12:55 pm

Pls comply


Post by Abigailujunwa on 08 June 2020, 12:51 pm

Banks should please comply inorder to avoid issues


Post by Godspower on 08 June 2020, 12:49 pm

Good


Post by nigel on 08 June 2020, 12:40 pm

Nawa o


Post by Ajibike000 on 08 June 2020, 12:38 pm

Cool


Post by Kingmicky7 on 08 June 2020, 12:37 pm

Banks should just submit their selves to the government's statements


Post by Olatayoomobolawa on 08 June 2020, 12:37 pm

Well I believe they’re still trying to be on a safer side. It’s a gradual process


Post by AKANJI on 08 June 2020, 12:37 pm

Hmmmm


Post by Dayveed0079 on 08 June 2020, 12:35 pm

This is another way to rip its citizens may God help us all


Post by Freya2020 on 08 June 2020, 12:31 pm

Okay


Post by Sweet peace on 08 June 2020, 12:27 pm

Hmmmm it's well


Post by Maxwell93 on 08 June 2020, 12:26 pm

They should comply pls


Post by Fk on 08 June 2020, 12:23 pm

wear a mask at all times


Post by Flare on 08 June 2020, 12:21 pm

Well!


Post by BOYCLYNT on 08 June 2020, 12:21 pm

Kindly Register Now ☺️ https://bit.ly/2z5DqBM


Post by Glimmer on 08 June 2020, 12:19 pm

It's still happening


Post by Ashetaye on 08 June 2020, 12:18 pm

They better comply oh


Post by KingDave on 08 June 2020, 12:18 pm

They should o


Post by Giftjames1 on 08 June 2020, 12:18 pm

Hopefully.


Post by Yharry on 08 June 2020, 12:16 pm

Banks Should comply totally to FG rules so


Post by Boluxx on 08 June 2020, 12:16 pm

They should comply oo


Post by Tsmartamt on 08 June 2020, 12:15 pm

Alright now


Post by Jasparo on 08 June 2020, 12:14 pm

Wow


Post by MEDICI on 08 June 2020, 12:14 pm

It’s really a pity especially GTB . Please we are all human beings we should be considered and attended to


Post by Chibest on 08 June 2020, 12:14 pm

Okay


Post by Dezmond on 08 June 2020, 12:13 pm

OK


Post by Johnchuks on 08 June 2020, 12:12 pm

They should comply to avoid closing of the firm


Post by Adeyemi00009 on 08 June 2020, 12:12 pm

It is well


Post by Gracious51 on 08 June 2020, 12:11 pm

We all need to adhere to their instructions to stay safe


Post by sodiqade on 08 June 2020, 12:11 pm

Wyh now


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