Bank employees join two-day NLC strike, blames ‘punishing’ economy


The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) has joined the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in calling the Federal Government’s attention to the country’s “punishing” economic crisis.

The organisation said this in a circular dated September 2, 2023 and addressed to “All Zonal Councils/Domestic Committee” and signed by its General Secretary, Mohammed Sheikh.

According to the bank employees, the strike was in accordance with the statement released following the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

The NLC executive committee meeting held last Thursday directed that all affiliates should direct all its members to commence two days’ withdrawal of services on Tuesday (today) and Wednesday.

“The directive is imperative to get the needed attention of government and warn it of its newfound love of meddling in the internal affairs of unions rather than address the punishing economic circumstances we find ourselves.

“We hereby direct all our organs to comply with this directive by ensuring all our members stay off-duty for the two days. Your cooperation in this regard will be appreciated.”

See the full statement below: