Some staff of Heritage Bank have allegedly protested at the Abuja residence of Senator Andy Ubah.
1st News reports that this was due to outstanding debts they claimed he has owed the bank for some years.
The claims were made in the protesting bank staff in a viral video that circulated on social media on Monday, June 21.
One of the Heritage Bank staff, whose voice was captured in the video, said, “We are at the Abuja residence of Senator Andy Ubah for a peaceful meeting; because he has been owing the bank for a couple of years now.
“We are here to ask him to kindly repay the loans, which are depositors’ funds. If the loan is not refunded, it will throw the staff of the bank out of jobs; which will affect their families.”
Some staff of Heritage Bank Plc, on Monday, protested against Senator Andy Uba at his residence in Abuja.
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However, the management of Heritage Bank is yet to issue an official statement regarding the matter.
A source in the bank, who prefers anonymity, said the peaceful protest was unofficial.
“The bank is not aware of such protest. The protesters did that on their own,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari affirmed that dialogue is the way to go to resolve the security situation in the south-east.
Ngige made this call on Sunday, June 20, after a meeting with the President; alongside the President’s Chief Of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
Addressing State House correspondents after the meeting, Senator Ngige said the President has also enabled series of dialogues to be held with leaders in the region.
He added that discussions at the meeting equally encapsulated what the south-east is demanding from the Federal Government as well as what the government plans to do for the region to assuage the feelings of the people.
Ngige further disclosed that complaints from the national labour union regarding a breach of an agreement had reached the President; and they have begun plans to halt any further friction in the midst of the fragile situation within Kaduna State.