INVESTIGATION: How First Bank of Nigeria Limited Sacks Over 1000 Staff Using Text Messages in Nationwide Purge

INVESTIGATION: How First Bank of Nigeria Limited Sacks Over 1000 Staff Using Text Messages in Nationwide Purge

Of SMS and calls and sack

Nigeria’s premier financial institution, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, with its contractor, Whyte Cleon, has sacked over 1,000 workers via text messages and phone calls, THE NEXT EDITION can authoritatively report today.

An investigation by this newspaper revealed the bank has been silently sacking staff across the Federation through short message service (SMS) popularly called text messages and telephone calls.

The layoff, which started in August, is yet to abate as more and more staff keep receiving text messages indicating they no longer work for the bank.

One of the staff affected by the purge, Ade Michael, 33, said he was engaged by In-Sourcing Limited, located on 18, Keffi Street, Off Awolowo Way, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

INVESTIGATION: How First Bank of Nigeria Limited Sacks Over 1000 Staff Using Text Messages in Nationwide Purge

Insourcing Limited, formally a subsidiary of the First Bank Group, commenced operations in Nigeria in July 2008.

The company was established to provide support staff solutions, first to the bank, subsequently to the group and then to other businesses.

Barely months after it was established, the Managing Director, Debo Onabowale, started recruiting staff for the FBNL.

Mr. Michael was one of the pioneer staff to be recruited by the HR solutions firm for the premier commercial bank.

The appointment letter, which was personally signed by Mr. Onabowale and dated November 7, 2008, was accompanied by a condition of service, which specified rewards and punishment including grounds and processes of disengagement.

Part of the letter, which THE NEXT EDITION obtained reads, “In line with our procedure, you will serve a probationary period of six months during which period we shall have the opportunity of assessing your compatibility with our organisation.

“During probation, the contract of employment may be terminated by either party subject to a notice of two weeks or payment in lieu.

“Your employment, including your probation period will be governed by the terms and conditions of service, a copy of which will be provided to you.

“Any amendments or additions thereto from time to time will be advised to you in accordance with the company’s policies.”

Please click here to read a part of the condition of service

INVESTIGATION: How First Bank of Nigeria Limited Sacks Over 1000 Staff Using Text Messages in Nationwide PurgeINVESTIGATION: How First Bank of Nigeria Limited Sacks Over 1000 Staff Using Text Messages in Nationwide Purge

 

With that, Mr. Michael was posted to the Business Development Manager, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Osogbo Branch, 152 Station Road Oshogbo, Osun state.

Another employee affected by the purge, who gave her name simply as Ngozi said she was posted to FBNL in Umuahia, Abia State after In-Sourcing recruited her.

According to her, her appointment was confirmed in August 2010 after she met the compulsory probation requirement.

Please click here to see her confirmation letter, which was signed by Yinka Folorunso, on behalf of the company’s Managing Director.

INVESTIGATION: How First Bank of Nigeria Limited Sacks Over 1000 Staff Using Text Messages in Nationwide Purge

 

While Mr. Michael put nine years in the service of the bank, Miss Ngozi served for eight years before they got the boot on Friday, August 4, 2017.

Speaking with our correspondent, Mr. Michael said he attended the branch’s performance evaluation meeting that Friday morning and after a fruitful day at work, went home for the weekend.

“I was just about going to see a friend when an SMS entered my phone and when I opened it, what I saw almost knocked me over,” he said.

“It was one of the most devastating text messages I have ever received. I could not think straight. My heart sank, my legs wobbled and momentarily, I lost the sense of time and place.”

The 36-words text message, which ended the careers of over 1,000 Nigerians in the FBN and added them to the ever-growing ranks of jobless persons in the country read, “Dear colleagues, this message supersedes the earlier message sent by us.

“You are hereby withdrawn from the services of Whyte Cleon Ltd. Effective immediately, 7thAugust 2017. For further clarification, please contact the office. Thank you.”

While many got text messages and calls from their homes long after work hours, others reported for duty and found they can no longer sign into their systems.

They were humiliated and walked out of the bank premises by private security guards.

This newspaper found that majority of the affected staff put in between five and10 years in the service of the FBNL before they were thrown out in a most brazen manner.

The most affected are those recruited as front tellers, account and clearing support officers, customer service officers and marketing associates.

INVESTIGATION: How First Bank of Nigeria Limited Sacks Over 1000 Staff Using Text Messages in Nationwide Purge

A staff of the bank, who spoke to The NEXT EDITION but pleaded not to be named said all those affected by the purge were in their respective offices on August 4, and even attended the monthly performance meeting.

“We don’t know what is happening in First Bank. They are sacking people by the day. People are no longer sure of their jobs,” the source lamented.

“For instance, on August 4, when the first batch of hundreds was sacked across the country, all the affected staff attended the monthly performance evaluation meeting.

“Nobody told them their jobs were over. It was when they got home at about 6 pm that some of them started receiving text messages.”

Another employee, who gave his name simply as Ola said he attended the monthly performance meeting in Lagos on Friday, August 4 and did not receive any negative rating based on the bank’s performance indicators.

“We had our meeting as usual and we closed and I got home. It was later in the evening that I got the SMS that my appointment has been terminated,” Mr. Ola told this newspaper.

“I immediately called my branch manager and he said he was not aware of any job cut in the bank and promised to find out from the headquarters and get back to me.

On Monday, he called and said that the SMS I received was true and that so many staff have been affected across the country. He could not explain what happened because nobody consulted him before the decision was taken.”

Mr. Ola corroborated the fact that some staff who were not sacked through what he described as the “evil SMS” were logged out of their workstations when they resumed work on Monday, August 7.

An investigation by this newspaper showed the FBN’s labour contractor, Whyte Cleon Limited finally sent termination letters to staff affected in the August 4 layoff on August 28 but backdated it to August 7.

Please click here to see a copy of the letter sent to one of affected FBNL staff.

INVESTIGATION: How First Bank of Nigeria Limited Sacks Over 1000 Staff Using Text Messages in Nationwide Purge

 

A top official of the bank confided in THE NEXT EDITION that since the retrenchment started in the first week of August, no fewer than 100 staff are sacked every Friday across the country.

“The process, which started in August has continued until Tuesday, September 5, when some staff returned from Eid-el-Kabir celebrations to receive SMS sack notices just as they got to their offices,” the source said.

“The most intriguing thing is that new employees are being brought in to take over the jobs of the disengaged staff and we are afraid these new ones will also be shown the way out with time.

“This outsourcing of personnel is not good for the banking sector because they bring in people today, train them and allow them access to sensitive financial records and then sack them later.

“It is like hiring people, training them in weapon handling and issue them guns and later sack them and send them back to the society. They will use the skills they acquired to deal with the society.”

The CBN’s Factor

In December 2015, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had issued a circular to financial institutions in the country not to be involved in non-financial transactions, thereby invalidating the existence of Insourcing Limited.

Following the directive, the FBNL in February 2016, unilaterally transferred the staff recruited through its subsidiary to Whyte Cleon.

All the staff who were recruited by the bank’s HR subsidiary got letters indicating their transfer to the new HR firm.

The condition of service issued by Insourcing Limited to the staff it hired for the FBNL, which was made available to this newspaper, laid out the procedure for termination and payment of entitlements.

Section 2.2.3 of the Condition Service, titled “Termination Procedure and Payment of Entitlements,” provides as follows, “Once approved, the decision to terminate employment is communicated to the employee both verbally and in writing.

“The Performance Management Department will then prepare a letter of termination detailing the terms of separation and entitlement.

“The outgoing employee is usually invited for an exit interview and provided the employee does not owe money to Insourcing Limited or has not been summarily dismissed, he or she may be given Certificate of Service.”

Apart from letters written by First Bank Nigeria Limited, transferring the staff it recruited through its affiliate company to Whyte Cleon Limited, this newspaper learnt it never told the affected staff the condition of service through which they were employed lapped.

We sacked them for failing key performance test

INVESTIGATION: How First Bank of Nigeria Limited Sacks Over 1000 Staff Using Text Messages in Nationwide Purge
Mr. Babatunde Lasaki

The FBN’s Head, Media and External Communications, Babatunde Lasaki, confirmed the sack but said it is in line with global best practice.

Every year, he said the FBN conducts an appraisal after which it promotes staff with exceptional performance while under performers are asked to leave the bank.

Mr. Lasaki could not, however, confirm how many staff have been affected in the on-going retrenchment exercise..

“It was nothing other than a standard HR practice which is in line with the global standard. After a baseline appraisal, over 3, 000 were promoted and a few people were asked to leave,” he said in a telephone interview with this newspaper.

“We don’t have the actual figure but the number of people disengaged is far less than 10 percent of those who were promoted.  Every organisation does that,” he said.

He argued that every role in the bank has its own scorecard and people in all the roles know what is expected of them.

To keep their jobs, Mr. Lasaki said staff must meet some key performance indicators attached to such office.

He said, “We have key performance indicators and a scorecard and everybody knows from the beginning of the year what is expected of them and what they should score to be promoted. They know what to score and get increment and what they should score and be warned.

“It is not a one off thing. When you are not doing well, you know because from the first quarter, second and third quarter appraisals, you know about it. At the end of the year, when you do not meet the threshold you should during the annual appraisal, you will know you cannot be retained in that role.

“It is a very transparent process and everybody gets their appraisal score at the end of every quarter. Moreover, when you get it, you have an opportunity to go behind and discuss with your supervisor on what you can do to improve and the supervisor will tell you to do x y z. At the end of the year, you will have to go if you have not done what is expected of you.  That is what the bank has done,” he added.

Asked whether the termination followed the processes laid out in the staff condition of service, Mr. Lasaki said the bank’s human capital department was responsible for working out employees’ exit.

“Whether you are leaving on your own or asked to go, it is mandatory for you to go through that process and I know they do it from time to time,” he continued.

“Every head of department, every head of a unit and every supervisor knows when somebody is exiting their department, they must be put through those processes and they must go through the human capital department,” he said.

When we told him the majority of the staff affected by the purge were sent text messages, he responded, “I am not sure that is true. That is what they said but that is not standard practice. It is not the way we exit people in our organisation.

“Everybody who is leaving will be given his or her letter. I have a letter of one of those leaving. It is not possible to be asked to leave with a text message.

“I sympathise with people who are asked to leave because I know how traumatic it could be but people can be very emotional when they are asked to go and that is understandable. We follow the global practice and our bank is not only operating in Nigeria. We operate in seven countries across the continent and everything we do is in line with the global process,” he explained.

103 Responses to "INVESTIGATION: How First Bank of Nigeria Limited Sacks Over 1000 Staff Using Text Messages in Nationwide Purge"

  1. Alafat   September 11, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Oh my God! The response this man is giving is totally difference from the question asked. Basically we have core staff and non core staff in the system. The response he is giving is for core staff not for non core staff. He actually understand the question and he was aware of what is going on. They want all non core staff from 2008-2015 to go and replacing them with fresh graduate after 5-10yrs labour in the bank. Please get his attention, let us seat one on one, let the bank send there representative on this matter. All human activist lawyers and other please bail us out from this unlawful acts.

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    • Ade   September 16, 2017 at 5:58 am

      The man responded to retrenchment of core staff not contract staff. Based on my understanding Wystcleon is responsible for the core staff and they are the one sending the text. Though it was unfurtunate. You can go through the news again.

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  2. Jimoh durojaye   September 11, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Hello ,
    The spokes man is a complete liar, there is no score card for the non core staff.they work to support the core and there is no performance indicator to used in measuring the staff. They only use a gimmick so to say.
    They try to wipe out the entire staff recruited as far back 2008 I.e that has spent 8-9 years in the bank so as not to attain 10 years of service with the bank as they will b force to convert the non core to core staff if they attain 10 years of active services by labor law . Kindly note that the truth about the massive sacking is nt communicated. It is a blunt lies.Thank you Jimoh durojaye

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    • Samuel   September 15, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      Jimoh.. Long time… Pls can we talk offline

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  3. Ogbu Otse John   September 11, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    This is complete Lie’s ,this is not appraisal issues because them sack from the oldest staff number an still counting down to the lowest after serving the Bank for nine(9)years. The civil societies should come to our helps.

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  4. Olayinka Yisa   September 11, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    This man Lasaki is a confirmed liar. Most of them claimed that they didn’t know the criteria using in sacking their support staff. He was explaining in the content of the news only applicable to the core staff.
    We are not animals what we need from what our compensation. We cannot serve FBN for long time and at the end our contract was terminated unaware.

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  5. Oluranti adewoye   September 11, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I can confirm to you all what Babatunde lasaki said is a big lie, I am one of the affected insouusing staffs I join the bank in November 2008 and I was in office till September 31st 2017 only to receive a call from on lean atoyebi from whytcleon that I never sign any “employment agreement with”that my service is no more required.
    You can imagine how traumatic that could be lasaki kept quiet on issue of Insoursing staffs that works for good nine years and was laid off without paying a dine.
    that’s a big injustice from firstbank Nigeria governmen,CBN and all other regulators must intervain I work for good nine years without any case of fraud. Our entitlements must be paid.

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  6. pat   September 11, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    That man is speaking for core staffs am sure he doesn’t know that non core staffs are asked to go home. When this saga started most of the branch managers were not aware, even the BDMs. Not until the second set of non core staffs were sacked. All we want is our pay off. Mr babatunde is not carried along obviously. What a shame

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  7. Yusuf SAHEED olatunde   September 11, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Obviously its either this Mr babatunde lasaki didn’t know what is going on in the same bank he is working or deliberately decide to lie about the issue on ground. This has nothing to do with appraisal because I am still the best teller in my branch from the last quarter rating and yet I got the useless SMS on 25th august as I got home from work that day. Its all because we have spent 9 years as a contract staff and the bank didn’t want to convert us to permanent staff because of the small peny they pay us for the rigorous service we render to them. I’m appealing to authorities concerned to come to our aid and bail us out. No one is asking them to absurb us back but to please may us the due compensation we deserve after 9 years of enslavement.

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  8. Wande   September 11, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    This injustice will be visited severely, BABATUNDE LASEKI, understands perfectly the question directed to him was about contract staffs and not promotional issues of core staffs.
    Has any contract staff ever been promoted? Nigerians, the media, the judicial council and all human right activist pls come to our aid as this people are trying to infringe our right, imagine nine solid years of service and being laid off without a penny.
    We r not saying u can’t lay off but u must pay especially based on number of years spent in service.

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  9. Ameh Anthony Agada   September 11, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    After contributing immensely to the growth of FBN Ltd I was booted like a slave in my country.
    Forgetting the multi tasks job i handle while in service such as combining CSO&clearing officer, bulk tellering and front tellering. Just acting as utility staff. At the end I was treated without regards in my country putting me and family in this economy hardship replacing me with their cronies.

    I belief the Bank is trying to make the present government unpopular against 2019

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  10. Akintunde Akinwumi   September 11, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    I think is high time Government and CBN should arise and compel First bank management to do the needful for the affected staffs by pay them adequate compensation.

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  11. Yusuf Muhammad Salisu (Maitama)   September 11, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    He is not telling the truth the condition of service has stated the due process before sacking staffs, this antidote has discourage staff who are presently in the service of first bank, and I know they are still doing it continuously I want the authority concern to look into the matter and come for redress.

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  12. tunde ariyo   September 11, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Please ask Mr liar saki if the people asked to go were even given performance queries like he claimed.Also ask him to tell you the cut off score used in determine who stays and who gets the boot. You would recall the Md of the bank said he would lay off 1000 employees last year and when he was quoted he denied same. Well he has made good on his denial and sacked 1000 like he earlier said he would. Regardless of what their publicist claims the bank never deployed any international best practice in the exercise and all what was said is a pack of lies.Period!

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  13. goddy baba   September 11, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    I think that man called the head media is a dummy.. He does not know how many staff affected and he is the head of media.. He has failed in his appriaisal and should also be sacked.. As the eye of the bank before the media, you should have facts and figures at your finger tips.you should also understand that best practice globally does not sack vis SMS. Let me bring to the notice of the public..and mexia houses can also do an independent investigation as regards my notice.. FBNL only replaced staff by pulling out the older expreie ced hands from I sourcing and replacing with a brand new Whyte clone staff.. From amm indication, the bank and her new clients wants to eliminate all insourcing staff (FBNL subsidiary) WITHOUT benefit and replace then with full outsourced company staff..old man, tell the truth so when u die, u will gain the Kingdom of heaven

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  14. Ebiesuwa Anike   September 11, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Mr babatunde Lasaki am highly disappointing in you . The integrity is no longer in you and also you are not representing a leader with all lieying statement.
    As a matter of fact no score card for financial transaction officers from 2008 to August 2017.
    Please be straight forward in whatever u says because one day you will definately ripe what you sowed.

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  15. NAAS   September 11, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    This is an integrity issue on the part of Lasaki, table always turn. It is totally demoralizing and inhuman to exit non core in the manner they did. Most saddened part is that fact that no reasonable pay off to the exit. This is where we found our self in an enslaved country with no one to come to the aid of downtrodden. Every top management staff is denying this exercise of tactical exit of staffs with 9-6yrs in this age and time? The trauma of job loss and economic situation couple with non existing employment with the fear of unknown has made a lot of affected staffs gave loyalty to FBNL. We will make it. Together let’s be strong.

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    • Samuel   September 15, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Good one NAAS wiil make it..

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  16. Ahura David   September 11, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I was a core staff of FirstBank till the 11th of August 2017 when our services where suddenly terminated without any due process or following of Bank laid down procedures.If u like u can do an independent survey online or otherwise to find out the truth.I am so dissapointed that an old bank like FirstBank would lie to the public after doing the wrong thing.There were no warning letters or discussions with supervisors.The sack was worst on the none core staff as they dont have a registered union which they pay monthly dues too.FirstBank has shown that they are not a good corporate citizen by throwing almost 1000 core and non core staff ouf without following a due process.
    Up till this moment the core staff have not been paid any severance package since their exit on the 11th of August 2017 in line with statutory exit procedures.No one month salary and in lieu of basic paid yet to core staff.

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    • otse Udenyi Solomon   September 11, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      @ Dennis, thank u my former boss! We worked together in the same branch where u were our senior RM. Ur opinion, like most others of urs when we re together in Otukpo main main branch sol288 is apt. May God open a better chapter of ur life IJN!

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  17. Ebere   September 11, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    The spokes man has digressed from the pressing question. The conditions outlined by him is in line with the core -staff members only. The truth is there is no working Performance Index adopted for the non-core but a dummy appraisal which fulfils all righteousness (invalid). It is only a pain that our legal system especially labour law is but a monumental joke. They appear to be laying off all pioneer non-core staff unprofessionally.

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  18. GreatGbam Mathias   September 11, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Blatant lies by a clueless spokesman and a weak defense…He does not have facts and figures shows clearly that he is clueless and sounding pathetic…We were never at one point appraised,We were never at one point given a notice of any sort.. Justice must prevail,we should be paid off shikena..

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  19. Mosed   September 11, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Mr. Lasaki response is not in respect of the outsourcing staff at all. If based on performance, there is no FBNL staff in my branch that was sacked but three outsourcing staff has been throne out

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  20. owoyele idris   September 11, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Mr babatunde was a complete liar and a monster.

    in-shall-allah all your kids will not grow except if you ‘re saying the truth.
    we will like babatunde to provide 10 apprasiser that individual did and we all fail it.
    Thank You.

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  21. Abdul Abdul   September 11, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    This is seriously an integrity issue, for a top ranking officer in a Financial institution like FBNL to be telling lies bluntly. I can’t believe this
    Non of what he said is true, unless he is referring to the Core staffs of the bank.

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  22. Alafat   September 11, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    This is a pure integrity issue. If a spoke man of the bank can not say the truth of what is happening at his place of work, then his is not deserved to be there. The public should not entrust there fund to such an organization again. The bank as lost it integrity. The board members are not trust worthy. The public need to beware.

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  23. Ogunfuwa temitole   September 11, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Mr lasaki, you should have the fear of God in what so ever you are saying, what type of key performance test are you talking about, you people should pay us our money, we don’t need your job anymore, aftter 9 good years, its now you know about key performance test, God will judge FBN as a whole

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  24. Tayo   September 11, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Oloriburuku somebody ni Babatunde Ahmed Lasaki yi sha.
    You lie to cover up abi? forming professional media guru on people’s means of livelihood. Just remember that you also have a staff No that is deletable, it’s just a matter of time someone will sit in that your office and say you’re actually fired because you didn’t pull good media stunt on the bank.
    Karma has long undergone transgender surgery, it’s no longer a Bitch but a Randy Bulldog, it’ll soon fuck the lying spirit out of you.

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    • Lanre olayinka   September 11, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      I am sure there’s a mix up somewhere it’s either Mr baba tune isn’t updated or he is been economical with the truth.

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  25. Abu Stanley   September 11, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    This debacle of staff disengagement by firstbank/whiteCleon is quite unfair in the following sense :
    1. No clear reason was given by the bank for their nefarious action.
    Despite , Mr Lasaki narrowing it down to non_ performance & poor score card.Personally, my last year appraisal score was above 90 & yet I was unduely disengaged, then what does he mean?
    2.The process for disengagement was not even formal or professional lest to talk of being in tandem with global best practices as claimed by Mr Lasaki. Next Edition, please ask Firstbank, if disengagement of staff via SMS is in tandem with global best practices?perhaps FBN is losing her senses of global practices.
    3. Haven,t disengaged us, what next? We want relevant authorities,stakeholders & concerned Nigerians to join us appeal to firstbank/whitecleon to pay us off cause they cannot just use & dump us like trash.

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  26. ALANI moshood   September 11, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Mr babatunde. I m sure u knw very well Dat u wicked person and no truth is found in your write up. AR u aware that all wat u Said is meant for d core staff not non core staff. Non core staff are been laid off simultaneously core staff AR getting promotion letter. May the heads of the innocent staff who worked diligently and faithfully for various years without any reasons fight

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  27. Lanre olayinka   September 11, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    I am sure Mr babatunder lasaki has been speaking for the core staff that were disengaged otherwise wen asked abt txt msg he wouldn’t feign ignorance. Since he isn’t sure about the exit process the a better PRO should speak on behalf of the bank. I don’t want to believe Mr baba tune is being economical with the truth.

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  28. Precious   September 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    They turn very Friday to bad Friday everyone,image working your ass off from morning and at evening you nw got a text message dat ur service is no longer needed Dear Colleague this is to inform you that you are hereby recalled to Whyte Cleon Limited effective September 8, 2017. Kindly submit all Banks properties in your custody, including handover note, ID card, Token and other documents to your BM/HBS/Supervisor effective Monday 11th September 2017, you are no longer expected to report to your current location. for further directives or call the number of the officer overseeing your region as indicated below: North Jumai Adams (08091052850) South-South Olalekan Atoyebi (08187078518) West Onoriode Aramogho (08023417968)Thank you please help us look into this and their asking people to go home without any gratuity

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  29. Oluranti adewoye   September 11, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    If an integrity test is conducted on babatunde lasaki I bet it he will score zero over 100 all he have said is lie .
    You can see he silent on the issue of the support staffs bunch of liars at his level if he can fabricate some bigbig lies like this the beginning of the end of the so called firstbank animal kingdom

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  30. seacurb oladele   September 11, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Lasaki or Lazarus, thunder fire that your heart and brain o. You’re doing your job anyways. Did you people think about what you have done, with the situation of the country? You just promoted terrorism and robbery because not all can be patient and look for way out.

    I am sure you re planning a kinda pay off because you wont wait to see the outcome of what u have done.

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    • Collins Igbokwe   September 13, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      The man lied because all he discussed was for the core staff and not for the non core staff.After sacking us we were immediately replaced with their brothers and sister’s with no training.This people started with the same salary of those they exited.please CBN and others kindly assist us.we deserve compensation

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    • Collins Igbokwe   September 13, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      We,are sacked because FBN had broken the rules of engagement.Which requires that we should be converted.Instead of that they choosed disengaging and replacing strategy. Having exposed us financially for.9years.please there is no score for us rather for the core. Let them pay us our entitlement. Otherwise words cannot tell what will happen to this bank

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  31. Kwitsy   September 11, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    This is pure lie from the pit of hell. Unless he is talking of core staff. As for all the contract staff they sacked; it was never anything about score card or appraisal as most us were appraised highly.
    I remembered vividly all that happened when I joined this bank 8 years ago. Their customers were so excited to see younger generation with excellent and faster service delivery as compared to the old sluggish members of staff they had then. The bank has never remained the same since then as a result of improved service delivery. We were used to achieve their goals with less pay. Needless to mention all we went through in the hands of some lazy and selfish supervisors and core staff. We worked for their scorecard while they enjoyed the benifits. It so disheartening that after all the slavery, the bank went ahead to push us out without pay off. Relevant authorities should come to our aid and stop this wickedness and greed. It is not a standard practice. No organisation treats it’s contract staff this way.

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  32. tbaby   September 11, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    There’s no interigty again in the banking industry , if Mr Babatunde can frame all these lies against us. just believe that God is watching u. How could u?

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  33. ALANI moshood   September 11, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    May d lord I Served punish u and your so called management in firstbank. My sweat for 9yrs will ruin u all. If u dnt pay us our entitlement now www. Believe me the whole world will hear this most especially your top customers I brought to the bank

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  34. paul   September 11, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Its a pure lie . let the truth be told 99% of the staff you have layoff so far are either 2008 or 2009 do you mean they are the only people who perform poorly in your appraisal? Its IMPOSSIBLE let the truth be told. in fact it is not logical and you know you can not prove this anywhere as some of us score more than 90% during the last appraisal.God can not be decieved. I want the whole world to know that its a pure LIE .

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  35. Tyozenda   September 11, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    That is fabricated lies from pit of hell, mr Babatunde Lasaki lacks the integrity to occupy the exalted position of a company’s spoke man position. If the criteria for disengagement was based on appraisal, how come it was only wyhtecleon staff that were affected and non from other outsourcing vendors. There is God ooooo mr spoke person.

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  36. Oluranti adewoye   September 11, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    If you lie you will die if you tell truth you will die you babatunde lasaki u better tell truth and let lastbank sack you
    Oloriburuku somebody don’t worry the table will soon turn around your sack SMS is awaiting you before the end of this month because you have performed poorly and I can bet it with you u can’t last in that system anymore and the worst part is that you can get employed anywhere again neither people transact business with you because of your integrity issues
    Opuro (liar) ole (thief) you coward

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  37. Gbemisola Elizabeth   September 11, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    This man’s response is far from the truth he knows their is core and non core staffs and the yearly appraisal mention is basically for core staff. It is only in first bank that you we do an online test and at the end of the test you we not see what you score why because they know they are not going to use test it . what first bank is doing to contract staff is totally bad how will a person work for good nine years and all you can give the person is just a phone call that you no longer need his/her service without any prior notice and no benefit . Mr lasaki I.know you also have children they lord will judge you accordingly for not saying the truth .you call your self head media with questionable integrity general public beware.

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  38. kwitsy   September 11, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    First bank directors and management are just wicked, greedy and selfish. Most of us they sacked are very competent and are supposed to be converted to core staff of the bank without spending a dime on training; because we have gathered skills and experience on the job over all this year s . They use age limit to hinder us from applying as core staff or experienced hire and still go out to hire people we are still better than and spend heavily to train them. Shame on Firstbank management. Your policies doesn’t make sense and will only succeed in pulling the bank down. We no longer need your slavery job. Just pay us off, let’s do something better with our lives.

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  39. Seun Arogunre   September 11, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Yes this is not emotions as being accused by Bank spokesperson. The bank has no regards for dignity of labor, The stakeholders such as CBN, Ministry of labor in the country should just come and rescue these young workforce from the hand of neo slavemasters we have in our country. That spokesperson should have cover his face with shame.

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  40. Ese   September 11, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    After milking us & using our youthfulness, they dished us without pay. God of vengeance will visit all who had a hand in this.

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  41. Topken   September 11, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Is not about appraiser, our appraisers were okay, above 90%, so what are we saying. There is no justification at all for this act. No offence, just treat people any how. Staffs that has worked for you with sincerity and has contributed to the success of the organization in one way or the other. This act is very unfair.

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  42. Arowolo fatimoh abimbola   September 11, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Do w need to say any tin again ? No comment tnk God for d apointment leter ï av my too d bak of d leter w definatly speek for us. Pls les move forword.

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  43. Uche.   September 11, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Complete injustice, after d lenght of service,without any proper mail or letter of disengagement one is laid off. Was i employed with text message? With dis act FBN will run down and loss customers.until the truth and justice is done.

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  44. Kenny   September 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Pure lies

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  45. Bimbo   September 11, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    This man is a lier, how can he design a big lie like that, the issue on ground is not about appraisal because we have never been promoted or given incentive with it. We are support staff not core staff. The level of wickedness they unleash on us is just too much. How can someone who has been working for 9yrs without promotion or visible increment be sent packing with just text message. This is unfair and must be dealt with.

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  46. Alfred okon   September 11, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    I am one of the affected staff of in sourcing I joined the bank on Nov 2008,I was sacked with a text message on the day b4 sallah on 3rd September 2017.if truly Fbn have integrity as they preach, they should sack that nonsense liar called babatunde lasaki.a liar is a thief, that means babatunde lasaki is a thief someone like him can’t be trusted with customers money. Nigerians pls this is the truth of the matter, we the support staff we don’t have scorecard so they don’t appraised us.I wonder where babatunde liar lasaki got his information from, what Fbn is been sceptical about is the labour law that is about to work against them.How can they just wakeup and sack us after 9years of service to the bank. Pls the presidency and Senate and the good people of Nigeria shld come to our aid let Fbn pay us our compensation period. And babatunde liar lasaki u and ur family will suffer the way we are suffering so that u will feel what we are feeling.

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  47. Luqman Ismail   September 11, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    I am very sure that Lasaki or what do u call his name is not a normal man. He totally leave the road and moving straight to the Bush as per the question being asked of him. After using us for the most difficult aspects of banking job since 2008, they ejected and humiliated us of the system for no reason. Anyway, he (Lasaki) may be right sha. Because they don’t even see us as part of there workers from day one. No pay for performance, no Leave bonus, no upfront, no promotion, no cola no any benefit, only to pay us with sudden termination of employment. What a use and dump?

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  48. Maxwell   September 11, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Mr Lasaki is a joker,he’s talking trash and we promise you one thing, we will bring bring FirstBank down cos the management of FirstBank are evil. Nemesis will surely catch up with you and your generation. How can people work for you close to 10 years and you just disengage them with text massage,is that the standard practice? I pity you guys,I pity FirstBank management and its Allies…. You will all fall like the walls of Jericho. Shameless people, shameless management, shameless bank.if not for our work and services, will you guys have the money you are sharing among yourselves calling it salary entitlements. God will judge all of you.either you like it or not,you have to pay us off.

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  49. Tayo   September 11, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Lasaki, hope you have not taken ogogoro as usual. Have you gone through your statement, oh is it because you still have job and your salary will be paid at the end of the month to take care of your family. If this should stop the same way you people have treated us, you will now understand what we felt.
    I joined this bank August 2008 as SN not TN it was later you people changed it because some of you are interested in part of our salary which was successfully done. You people have been enjoying it since than, why won’t you say rubbish.
    Bring out our records and go through it one after the other and see if it is actually the same thing with what you are saying.
    THIS IS A BIG LIE. Integrity issue, you don’t suppose to be working in the bank if you cannot say the truth more so you don’t worth that sit and position you are COS IS NOT MEANT FOR A LIAR

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  50. Tayo   September 11, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Lasaki, hope you have not taken ogogoro as usual. Have you gone through your statement, oh is it because you still have job and your salary will be paid at the end of the month to take care of your family. If this should stop the same way you people have treated us, you will now understand what we felt.
    I joined this bank August 2008 as SN not TN it was later you people changed it because some of you are interested in part of our salary which was successfully done. You people have been enjoying it since than, why won’t you say rubbish.
    Bring out our records and go through it one after the other and see if it is actually the same thing with what you are saying.
    THIS IS A BIG LIE. Integrity issue, you don’t suppose to be working in the bank if you cannot say the truth more so you don’t worth that sit and position you are COS IS NOT MEANT FOR A LIAR

    Asking us to go and bringing new hands in without due payment. Not that we have committed fraud etc, please someone should help us

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  51. otse Udenyi Solomon   September 11, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Well, the spokesman has spoken the way they taught us how to speak & act while on the job: we were taught how to be economical with truth; we were taught how to borrow shining suits & shoes to create the impression that all is well; we were equally taught how to wear fake smiles to our customers even when all is not well with us. The truth about the arbitrary retrenchment of @firstbankng SE( the euphemism for FBN junior or contract staff) is that appraisals have never been used for us and that’s why we re never promoted for the nine years of our meritorious service delivery. We are not asking for too much ( which is for the bank to reabsorb us). No! We are only saying that we should be laid off in accordance with international best practice. We also seek to be given our severance package.

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  52. Mentor   September 12, 2017 at 4:01 am

    Thank you Mr Babajide, I love the way u defended ur 19th at least u have to protect ur job but let me ask u a simple question, Do u have justifications to ur reply have u in anyway think that you will leave that office one day, have u ever thought of the pains these people are passing through? Pls kindly go back to ur office and redefine ur arguments

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  53. Bless   September 12, 2017 at 6:02 am

    Mr. Lier,Because you still expect 19 that is you people planed this evil without notice to us after 8 years of service,i could remember when sometime 3 years you guys paid your self milions of Naira in the name of gratuity where we given a dine, Al the entitlement you collect were we paid, how much is our salary compared to your own, when they pay you cola at the end of the month after paying you salary on 19th, the kola is far bigger than our monthly salary and you have the heart to lie to social media your children and generation must surely go through what we are facing now if you people do not compensate for 8 years enslavement.

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  54. Eludire Deborah   September 12, 2017 at 6:46 am

    Dear Colleague this is to inform you that you are hereby recalled to Whyte Cleon Limited effective September 8, 2017. Kindly submit all Banks properties in your custody, including handover note, ID card, Token and other documents to your BM/HBS/Supervisor effective Monday 11th September 2017, you are no longer expected to report to your current location. for further directives or call the number of the officer overseeing your region as indicated below: North Jumai Adams (08091052850) South-South Olalekan Atoyebi (08187078518) West Onoriode Aramogho (08023417968)Thank you please help us look into this and their asking people to go home without any gratuity

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    • Samuel Fatunde   September 12, 2017 at 7:41 am

      Good one @Debora… This is what we try to achieve by publish this investigative report of ours @The Next Edition. We know the authorities are now aware of this, kindly keep reading our platform we shall keep you all posted with investigative reportage.

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      • Eludire Deborah   September 12, 2017 at 8:36 am

        @samuel,
        why did you censored my previous comments?

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        • Samuel Fatunde   September 12, 2017 at 9:07 am

          No comment is censored on this platform… You have right to express your opinion

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          • Eludire Deborah   September 12, 2017 at 9:27 am

            four comments you have censored.

  55. olaolu   September 12, 2017 at 6:47 am

    This man called Lasaki succeeded in economising the truth on the issue in that brief interview. We have core and non-core (contract) staffs in first bank. What are the criteria being used for the retrenchment of non-core staffs? Is the bank experiencing recession? Why are they replacing sacked in sourcing staffs immediately with new ones (whytecleon)? What is the Nigerian labour laws saying about contract staff of 9 years in an organisation like first bank?I urge the labour unions,TUC, well meaning nigerians, human right organisations,legislators,senators, and particularly the Nigerian government to be the voice of these poor citizens by fighting for their rights.

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  56. ade   September 12, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Mr Tunde, it was unfortunate that somebody like you who believe in integrity and sincerity which is the bedrock of bank could tell a blantant lie to the world. Your integrity need to be questioned sir.

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  57. Ahmed rashidat   September 12, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Big Lie from Top shot.Those sacked are the pillar of first Bank service delivery. As most of them has gone through thick and thin in first Bank.
    The management is trying to avoid them being forced to convert them to core staff by labour law as most of them have served for 8-9 years as casual staff.
    Customers can testify to this.

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  58. Edward   September 12, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Well,Mr.Lasaki’s response is synonymous to his name as a pathological liar,but never mine the day of reckoning is coming.

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  59. Ayo   September 12, 2017 at 8:23 am

    It is quite unfortunate, in this era of anti- corruption campaign will a leader of a financial institution( first bank ) be lying to the whole world on a national newspaper. Mr Tunde what legacy are you passing to the incoming generation?

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  60. olanrewaju   September 12, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Mr Lasakin, I only have advise for you to always remember the law .what goes around comes around. Why are you deceiving people. Which appraisal are you referring to. Are u sure its for non core. Always remember, your children too will at a time work too.
    Stop deceiving Nigerian and speak the truth. How will they lay us off after several years of service with just text messages . No entitlement. Some of us are even having issue with our pension remittance, mine was last rendered 2012 and I have sent several mails to that effects with no solution.
    We need to be settled and compensated well and deserve apology and recommendations.

    Thank you.

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  61. Tokunbo   September 12, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    This is a serious injustice that should be taken care of , we are been employed by in sourcing, using firstbank I.d card , and received a call of disengagement from whytcleon , how on earth could this be . firstbank is playing pranks by disengaging over 4000 staffs recruited by in sourcing limited from 2008 till 2015 and they will be left with the recruited staff by whytcleon , law makers should please come to our aid.

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  62. chuks   September 12, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    It’s obvious the people behind this wants to wipe off those recruited by Insourcing Ltd because others from Workforce are not touched. Mr. Lasaki should please stop his cheap lies, Business Managers and Head Branch Services who oversee the branch operations are not even aware or not been carried along with these developments. They only come to work on Monday mornings and see that they have been given a new staff and an old staff removed from the system. The number of new people you see in your branch determines the number that will be exited same day. This is very painful because of the way non cores are used in the bank and they are not even entitled to other benefits which they contribute in getting except for their salary. Assuming they even try to compensate you well enough when you are exited, it would have been fair but a situation where you are giving N150,000 after years of hard labour makes it the more painful. I hope that Labour ministry and even our lawmaker both the upper and lower legislative chambers will look into this and stop First Bank from this wicked act. These are Nigerians that they represent, Enough should be enough.

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  63. Fajobi Adekola   September 13, 2017 at 7:10 am

    I’m a Prime customer of FBNL but I’m highly disappointed with the way Mr Lasaki have been responding to the question directed to him without facts and figures. He shows that he’s been economical with the truth and is against the global practice in a corporate organization. You can lay off staffs but due process must be followed with adequate compensation for active service rendered to your organization. Laying off staffs with years of experience in banking industry without a good and adequate compensation to pick up with there lifes is like sitting on a gun powder, which it may result to increase in fraud cases and other financial crimes. Also other staffs that are in the system would be panicking due to insecurity in their employment meanwhile looking for any available opportunity to make fraud and run away for a better livelihood. We customers are at the receiving end of such thing happen. I will employ CBN to review this policy of contract staff of these commercial banks, the issue of recycling of staff is not acceptable in accordance with global practices and it should be stopped totally. Let each of the bank go for core staffs and stop the issue of contract staffs in the industry for the safety of customers money and crime reduction in our society. Over one thousand staffs lay off now what will be there faith without any benefit while most are family man and an adage says an idle hand is the devil’s workshop.

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    • NAAS   September 13, 2017 at 7:57 am

      Very correct sir. The rate of fraud will definitely increase because most of us laid off are the ones handling mostly sensitive roles with wide exposure.

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  64. Abraham   September 13, 2017 at 8:11 am

    This is a lie,weren’t informed,I didn’t get any text or phone call,I got to d office after d break but was disabled already from the system, I gave my file and some belongings to a cleaner who helped me drop them in my car,my legs couldn’t move,my heart fainted within me,my thoughts were erratic,my long dreams were chatted.Having observed 8yrs plus,well experienced and gone through various departments. What a unfair treatment.I was then paid 97k as exit benefit even when I worked almost another month.This is humiliating indeed.Let justice toll down like waters. Pls human right and labor activist pls help us.

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  65. Oj j   September 13, 2017 at 8:11 am

    When the former MD was going last year, Fbn sacked all Secretaries across the country to pay him close to 1billion as his pay off. The way and manner Fbn and their so call core staffs are treating the contract staffs is not good at all. If they want to lay off, they should do it in the right way and pay them off not sending them away with phone calls and text messages, were they employed through phones? Then why will they be sacked through text. Mr Adeshola Adeduntan, Ibukun Awosika and Nireti of whytecleon Nigerians are waiting for your explanations and your reactions.

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  66. Nweke   September 13, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Craftiness or ignorance? The last has certainly not been heard on this.

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  67. Funmilayo felix   September 13, 2017 at 9:29 am

    This is evil of the highest order. How can someone work for you all these years and all you can do to disengage is through sms and phone call. All Nigerian must hear this barbaric act of our oldest bank call First Bank instead of Last bank.

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  68. Abraham   September 13, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I think we should approach the National industrial court to seek justice, we mustn’t fold our hands,I posted on Senate president personal handle on Twitter, channels and other media outlet should assist us for all Nigerians and the international community to be aware of this inhumane treatment.

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  69. Akpos   September 13, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Basically we have core staff and non core staff in the system. The response he is giving is for core staff not for non core staff. He actually understand the question and he was aware of what is going on. They want all non core staff from 2008-2015 to go and replacing them with fresh graduate after 5-10yrs labour in the bank. Please get his attention, let us seat one on one, let the bank send there representative on this matter. All human activist lawyers and other please bail us out from this unlawful acts.

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  70. Chukwukaodinaka   September 13, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    This act is quite embarrassing & totally unacceptable in any world best practice by insulting a full family man with all the qualifications required for a deceitful conversion excercise with a failed promise of 9 years of hard labour service. How on earth would you address the public with a bunch of lies in order to cover up your shame. Which of the key performance test that we failed and which score card are you talking about since you know that we were not given such opportunity.
    Let the human right activist,our able lawyers and the honourable house deliberate over this sorry issue so that we can be paid off. We were disengaged from service without pre-information and without pay after 9 years of service. Very pathetic & insulting ! Even maide servants get some pay off after a faithful service . All we are saying”let the right thing be done”
    We deserve some respect for God’s sake!

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  71. Collins   September 13, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    This bank is playing with people’s integrity, after dedicating there self esteemed mandate to Service, nobody is happy about. That big fool called lakasi has taken fat salaries forgetting that there’s God, whatever religion u belongs to will surely judge you if u don’t give us our compensation.

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  72. Highest Bet9ja Winner in Nigeria   September 14, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Fans of betting in Owerri received encouragement to keep on betting
    when a young man won himself a life changing sum of N30 Million Naira in a
    Bet9ja game he played with N100! One hundred Naira!
    Imagine!

    This happened last week at one of the popular
    betting centers owned by a guy named Vicki
    who is also popular in his own way in the betting business.
    His office is located at the Akwakuma Junction, Orlu road.
    I gathered the game had an extra 400k on top and the winner was
    said to have given it to the friend who borrowed him the N100 he used to play the game.
    A lot of people have been amazed by the game and are studying it to understand what the young man (who is now at large for reasons you should know) was thinking when he placed the bet.
    His luck might rub of on them. I got the code from one of them who showed me how
    to login and check it (I don’t bet so I didn’t know
    how …lol).

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  73. Adefrance   September 14, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Lasaki is fool, you have just been appraised. The management of firstbank should throw him out. 8/9 years without a penny is not a joke. Mr Lasaki, God almighty will deny you and your entire generation your entitlements and benefits. You are just an animal in human flesh. All the branches I have for my nine years, I have been very outstanding, I have always been among the best staffs of the branch. I attended the ATM support assessment exercise which I passed the screening. I have trained more than 5 ATM custodian who have spent 6 months and passed through me. I have never been involved in any fraud and I have passed all integrity test conducted by our superiors.
    Can Lasaki beat my qualities and here you are still in the system. How are u better than me? A simple integrity test, you just failed.
    The federal govt, the labour union, the Human Rights activist, the Senate and good Nigerians should help us come into this, let firstbank/whytecleon settle us, they have use our youthful life. We need our entitlements and benefits.

    Conscience they say is an open wound, it is only truth that can heal it.

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  74. Mike   September 14, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    FBNL antem ‘.. hand in hand reaching for tomorrow…’ is only for bank business purposes & never considering welfare of their non – core staff irrespective of committments, sacrifices & integrity maintained. Sacking people that worked for over 9yrs without notification & compensation should be questioned

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  75. Mohammed joel   September 14, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Criminals has taken over FBNL and its SUBSIDIARIES ; FBN mortgages especially has turn to be a deal house,check the way the sack honest staffs that chooses not to compromise, while others resigns to avoid been sacked. They have changed MDs 3times within 4yrs,all alleged to commit frauds. CBN please Kindly investigate FBNL and its Subsidiaries.its becoming house a deal financial institution. Thief and go! Thank you.

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  76. Riches   September 15, 2017 at 12:01 am

    All the FBNL MANCO belief they and their children are the only one worthy of living in this world but they completely forgot that it will only take Almighty God seconds to make their entire generation become history. How on earth will someone work for nine( 9) good years without any fraudulent record in his file and you will pay the person off with (97k) approximately 10k per service year or is that not your calculation? But they pay themselves in millions as pay for performance every year.
    Remember, one day you will appear before God and answer for your deeds.

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  77. M. Henry   September 15, 2017 at 5:58 am

    There is nothing like failure of key performance test as it is not applicable to the contract/support staff.
    How will a staff failed such test without the knowledge of his/her supervisor,BM, BDM, GH and ED as the case may be? Permit me to ask: a contract staff is suppose not to serve more than five years but after keeping them for more than the stipulated contract period you boot them out without severance benefit. It’s your job agreed but do the needful by paying them off. You have used their youthful age. Compensate them accordingly. This act of wickedness does not befit FIRSTBANK!!!!!

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  78. Odoemenem stella   September 15, 2017 at 9:21 am

    So Sad, also affected, after serving without compromise, no negative report, was so diligent, worked beyond contract, exceeded expectations, brought accounts that the bank is leveraging on today, impacted highly positively on profit base of first bank. Treated badly at the end.
    God is involved and will always be in charge.
    I know future holds greater for me and all affected that will not be down by this mischievous act,.
    The Management of FBNL can not claim unaware of Whytecleon did.
    I still thank God for his mercies, looking unto God for vengeance.

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  79. Kikelomo   September 15, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    This was how FBN asked all secretaries attached to each branch to leave in December 2015 without notice, its not new.

    Kikelomo

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  80. Ebere   September 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    I think the system is barbaric and unfounded. The cruelty is beyond human imaginations. These group of employers need be addressed squarely and penalised. If they were treated this way by their fathers, will they have a place to stay today, paying themselves fat and feeding a workforce that constitutes over 60% of the entire bank with crumbs? Just last month they promoted themselves leaving these none core to nothing but empty promises of Better welfarism as was related by Harper Barbera (stand to be corrected) the group head, human resources(first bank) just few months ago. Called for upgrade of certifications, then dishing out horror from their intrinsically corrupt minds. Where is corporate governance? Where is Integrity? Where is the passion they preach? Where is the vision of first bank and her evil associates in the name of outsourcing out fit which already is a fraud? This same whyte cleon is managed by the same red devils of the forced defunct Insourcing limited, a so called strategic partner of first bank, which only masquerades as an outsourcing firm for firstbank, yet claded with a name”in sourcing ltd” ,still for a long time then existed at the 7th floor of the head office where the bank’s HCMD resided. They are just monumental fraudsters. If they go scot free with this fraud, then, The hope of change is but a child’s play.

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  81. adewale   September 16, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Hi guys,
    I have gotten the service of a lawyer and human rights activists.
    Can we form a sizeable number of order to meet the lawyer.
    Fidelity bank contact staff facing same challenges.
    Kindly drop your phone number to talk on whatsapp. Tell as many insourcing staff that u know

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    • sam   September 16, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      Good one adewale.. 07086167490

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    • adewale   September 16, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      How long will d comment take to feature here????

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  82. Isi E Matthew   September 16, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Mr lasaki,think before u answering,u re there today, u don’t know of tomorrow,for core staff,bdms staff of different grade have been sack base on appraisal infractions,pls note that is not applicable to non core staff,if its appraisal issues our direct supervisor’s would have been a where,but they where all surprise with the news exit SMS n not been able to login,pls we need all the legal assistance we can get to enable us get our due entitlement/payoff after 8-9yrs of fraudulently freed serviced.

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    • adewale   September 16, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Pls inbox ur phone number

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  83. Oluwole P.O   September 16, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    This is so painful from a bank that I look as a reputable bank. I am a potential customer, with what is going on,am scared of entrusting my fund in the bank. How on earth could somebody serve for good 8-9 years and what you could offer is so-called evil SMS , that is injustice. If first bank is not careful their downfall is near because this people sacked can do and undo. pls, pay them their entitlement. To be candid, I always see this set of people performing well, I don’t even know they are not core staff. one thing first bank doesn’t know is that experience hands will always be experience hand. no wonder i went to like 3 different branches, the service s there were so poor. very slow in attending to customers. lack of management and short of staff what a pity.

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  84. lizzy   September 17, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I was also send a text message, after spending 5 years. The was no test performances. As a marketing Ass. I have contributed a lots to first bank, I was sent home as a thief.

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  85. toyin   September 19, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    I’m an SE and still in service, but makanmakan loye kan bcos they are still going to flush all of us out of the system…. but my brethren ,why don’t do a banner and snap with d banner and start posting it to social media and tag Linda ikeji on instagram u will see that the banner would go viral till it will get to people that will assist us or u guy can even protest with the banner, I trust my GOD. U will see that first bank. Will respond.. in sourcing made first bank what they are today, who is first bank in 2007, what an old bank and if we look at all d awards fbnl emerged it’s between 2008 to 2017. This is our work…their core staff are only collecting salary they are not doing anything, they only plays with their phones…im waiting for them to sack me..i will make sure I spoil their life and open their secret and they wud lose their customers..awon oloriburuku at least many of my friends has been sacked even this week they sacked 13people in CPC and it’s going on…gbo gbo wa ni ati gbe ara di

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  86. Topcytop   September 20, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Babatunde lasaki, First bank &whytecleon, your generation unborn will surely suffer for this inhuman act of yours.I was employed in 2008,gave my best to the industry hoping it will get better one day,I worked hard for good 9yrs with you without any case of fraud.september 18 2017,you threw me out just like that without committing any crime and you refuse to pay me what is rightly mine,eeni Jere tomotomo,ofo lomi efoo nse Emma sofo tebi tebi niiii unless you pay me off.where do you want me to start from without any money.

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  87. Aliyu jalo   September 23, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Babatunde lasaki is a liar, Shame of you at this your age!

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  88. Seun   December 29, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Can we say this man passed through any institutions at all because of the way he’s ticking out of the box on all questions being asked? Going by one of the paragraphs in the letter of appointment issued, by insourcing ltd, is there any withdrawal of appointment before handing over staffs to another third party? Even at that, did whytecleon issued any appointment letter that warrants any withdrawal letter hitherto. Also, has whytecleon forgotten that they are buying over both assets and liabilities from insourcing? So, all said and done, authority should look into this and let justice prevail.

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