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“FirtstBank Against All Forms Of Brutality”

LAGOS – The management of First Bank of Nigeria has said it has been consistent in its message on the need to end all forms of brutality and to carry out necessary reforms, saying, “We will continue to lend our voice accordingly.”

According to a release e-signed by Folake Ani-Mumuney, Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications and made available to StarTrend Int’l & online – www.startrendinternational.com by Kehinde Taiwo, CR&S/Media & External Relations, Marketing & Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, the release reads in parts: “Our attention has been drawn to the tweet making the rounds on social media on shutting down the FirstBank website following a false tweet that the Bank prevented staff from joining the ongoing protests in the country.

“As the largest banking institution in Nigeria, it is not unlikely that we may be seen as a target in circumstances such as these. This is rather unfortunate as we believe far reaching reform is necessary and we have said as much on a number of occasions across our platforms.

“In the process of change, some pain will be borne by all and some anger may well be misdirected. We understand this as a part of the process of the struggle.

“We have large staff strength and an even larger customer base that may be affected by any disruption and this would be a pity as a number are also contributing in many ways to ensure that voices are heard and required action is taken.

“We have been consistent in our message on the need to end all brutality and carry out necessary reforms. We will continue to lend our voice accordingly.”.

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