Skye Bank Plc has fired at least 200 of its workers. The bank said those affected failed in the bank’s appraisal exercise held in 2015.
The bank also explained that those laid off were duly exited in line with the bank’s staff exit policy.
The sacking comes despite the order of the federal government to banks to stop dismissing workers.
Citing petitions and complaints, Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, had asked the banks to suspend retrenchment pending a stakeholders meeting on July 2.
The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) however advised the banks to ignore the minister as it was not in the place of the minister or the Federal Government to order banks not to disengage staff.
Last week, Eco Bank relieved over 1,000 staff of their duties. The dismissal came a few months after 50 senior managers were sacked.