Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo, MD of the Bank
Drivers who demonstrated at some business offices of Fidelity Bank in Lagos over severance packages were non- workers of the bank but a vendor company who had disengaged them after paying their entitlements.
” The actions, aimed at preventing innocent customers from carrying out their banking transactions, is the handiwork of a few disengaged drivers from one of our vendor companies,: said Mr Chris Aigbe, Divisional Head, Brand and Communications of the Bank.
He said that the drivers who were in the past outsourced to the bank, have been paid their severance packages and entitlements by their employers.
He said: “For the avoidance of doubt, we state categorically that Fidelity Bank is not owing staff salaries, severance packages or gratuity payments as erroneously being portrayed.
“We are a responsible financial institution, operating in Nigeria and guided by the laws of the land. Whilst we are not against the right to constituted assembly, these actions are clearly unwarranted and obviously misdirected.
“We are initiating legal measures to put a stop to this corporate harassment and we urge the relevant authorities, including the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) to note this threat to the conduct of our legitimate business.”