Ecobank, Pan-African banking conglomerate on Wednesday, February 25, 2016 reportedly sacked about 50 senior managers as part of its corporate alignment strategy to minimize cost.
The Punch reports that the sacked officials includes general managers, deputy general managers and assistant general managers
Anthony Okpanachi, Deputy Managing Director, Ecobank quoted in the stated that the promoted workers cut across all cadres of the workforce.
“The promotion exercise, which affected about 10 per cent of the employees, is in line with the bank’s commitment to recognising and rewarding excellence and exceptional performance. The promoted workers cut across all cadres of the workforce. Also, few staff members that performed below expectation have been exited,” he said.
“The management of Ecobank Nigeria Limited has announced the recent promotion of about 300 top performing workers.
“The performance parameter used to determine the performance of those promoted also revealed the underperformance of the disengaged workers.”
Nigeria derives over 90 per cent of its forex from the sale of crude oil. And the banking sector and the economy have taken a beating from the sharp decline in the oil prices.