The Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, on Sunday, denied social media report that it would shut down its daily operations, beginning from March 23 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The assertions came against the background of rife rummours among industry players and the social media that the bank is about being bought over by Zenith Bank.
The Head, Corporate Communication and Marketing of the bank, Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem, said in Lagos on Sunday that the financial institution would be opened and fully operational.
“Union Bank branches will remain open and fully operational to serve customers during these Covid-19 crises.
“In addition, with the exception of customers serving employees and critical operations and technology functions, most other employees will be required to work remotely from home.
“However, we have adopted safety protocols to protect our customers and employees during this period,” she said.
Ekezie-Ekaidem added also that the bank had essentially activated its flexi-work policy for those employees who could still perform their duties remotely.
She gave the assurance that the bank would continue to assess the situation and make necessary adjustments as events unfolded.
Besides, she said that the bank branches were now operating under a heightened hygiene protocol, all in a bid to ensuring safe banking halls for all.