NBS says Nigerian banks sacked 8,663 staff six months of 2017

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said that banks operating in Nigeria sacked 8,663 staff in the first six months of this year.
This is contained in the latest data of organisation released on Monday titled: “Selected Banking Sector Data: Sectorial Breakdown of Credit, ePayment Channels and Staff Strength”.
According to the report, in the first quarter of 2017, 174 top executive staff members were gainfully employed but the figure reduced to 161 in the second quarter.
For senior level staff, 20,483 were on payroll in the first quarter only for this to drop to 19,826 at the end of second quarter.
For junior staff category, 33,783 were employed as at the second quarter, lesser than the 36,202 that had jobs in the first quarter.
Conversely, the number of contract staff increased from 20,237 in the first quarter to 21,837 in the second quarter.