Staff members of Heritage Bank Plc have accused Senator Andy Uba of collecting loans from the bank and refusing to pay them back.
Over 20 young bank workers were seen in a video gathered in front of Uba’s residence in Abuja in protest, with placards in hand.
A member of the bank said the Heritage Bank staff members were at the residence of the lawmaker representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the Senate to put pressure on him to pay back his loans after several efforts had failed.
He said the workers felt compelled to take the action because their jobs were at stake, adding that they would likely lose their jobs if the loans were not repaid.
He said: “Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Today is Monday, the 21st day of June 2021, and we have here the staff members of Heritage Bank Pl, Abuja. We are in front of Senator Andy Uba’s house in Abuja.
“Senator Uba has been owing the bank for a couple of years now, and we are here for a peaceful meeting with him, very peaceful meeting. To ask him to kindly repay those loans, because they are depositors’ funds.
“Those monies, if they are not repaid, will throw the number of the people you see here, with their families out of work. And we know the situation of the economy now. If this number of people are thrown out of work, you know what it means.
“So that people will not lose their job...”