Unity Bank Plc says it has fully activated its remote work plan known as Business Continuity Plan to ensure proper measures are made to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria.
The bank disclosed this in a statement stating that this initiative implies that employees in non-essential functions now worked remotely to promote social distancing and minimize physical interaction and safeguard all stakeholders against the threats posed by the virus.
The bank added that all training programmes and meetings have therefore been suspended until further notice.
“All employees who recently returned from foreign trips have also been directed to commence self-isolation, even as members of staff are encouraged to report any such staff or any that have come in contact or related with anyone who recently returned from a foreign trip,” the statement said.
“Our customers are encouraged to transact business at this time on our alternative channels and reduce traffic in the business offices. Only customers with essential financial transactions are advised to visit our branches.
“To mitigate the impact of this development, all our digital banking channels have been optimized to cater to all forms of transactions.
“The bank’s self-service platforms like the multi-lingual USSD platform *7799#, the mobile banking app, UniFi app and the internet banking service, UnityOnline have been optimized to meet all customer’s needs such as funds transfer, bill payments, airtime, and data recharge among others.” the statement reads in parts.
The bank added that it would continue to observe proper safety measures for anyone that will gain access to its premises.