The House of Representatives of Nigeria on Tuesday, November 17, decried the unrealistic targets banks set for their female marketers, accusing the financial institutions of promoting prostitution.
The lower house decried casualisation in the industry, describing it as slavery, adding that staffers who don’t meet the unrealistic targets are sacked.
Adding her voice to the issue, Hon. Rita Orji stated that some of the sacked workers are dismissed via text messages.
The House Majority Leader, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, recalled that he made an attempt to stop the practice with his Corporate Prostitution Bill presented in the Sixth Assembly, informing his colleagues that the bill got to the stage of a public hearing, but some bankers shot it down.
Speaker Yakubu Dogara, called for a voice vote on the motion, and stressed the need to appeal to the conscience of the bank managements to desist from the act.
According to Daily Sun, the House also mandated its Committee on Banking and Currency to investigate the unwholesome practices and report its findings within a month.
Meanwhile the deputy chairman, media and public affairs committee, Jonathan Gaza has denied the rumoured rift between Dogara and Gbajabiamila.
According to earlier reports, both leaders were said to have been at loggerheads over the recent composition of the house committees.