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June 10, 2024

NASS urged to investigate mass sack of staff at CBN

NASS

By Marie-Therese Nanlong

The National Assembly has been asked to investigate the recent dismissal of some staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN to understand the rationale behind the mass sacking of staff.

The Bank is also asked to rescind its decision and reinstate the sacked personnel as their sack did not follow established procedures for staff reduction as laid out in its HR manual and best practices worldwide.

The North Central Coordinator, Youth Wing of the Conference of Autochthonous Ethnic Communities Development Association (CONECDA), Mr. Paul Dekete in a statement issued in Jos on Sunday raised concerns about what he termed as the alarming retrenchment of workers.

The statement said”The National Assembly should investigate the CBN to understand the rationale behind the mass sacking and the criteria used. The CBN must follow established procedures for staff reduction as laid out in its HR manual and best practices worldwide. The insensitive termination letters should be withdrawn and replaced with more appropriate documentation that reflects the employees’ work records.

“All termination decisions should be reviewed to ensure compliance with CBN HR policy and public service rules. This may involve reinstating some employees who were dismissed without proper justification. With most of the casualties arising from the Middle Belt and the South Eastern regions of the country, we call on the Governors of these regions to as a matter of urgency step into the ugly development to unravel the mystery behind the motive to correct it.”