Access Bank to announce Wigwe’s successor

The board of directors of Access Holdings Plc says it will soon announce an acting Group Chief Executive Officer to replace its late CEO, Herbert Wigwe.

The company, in a statement on Sunday, confirmed Wigwe’s death alongside his wife and son in an helicopter crash in United State.

According to the statement signed by the Group Company Secretary, Sunday Ekwochi, the appointment of a new head was in line with the company’s policy.

“In line with the company’s policy, the board will soon announce the appointment of an Acting Group Chief Executive Officer even as we remain confident that the Access Group will build further on Dr. Wigwe’s legacy of growth and operational excellence,” the statement read in part.

In the meantime, the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola and Group Chief Executive Officer of OandO, Adewale Tinubu, have expressed shock over the passing of Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, former Group Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, (NGX Group), Abimbola Ogunbanjo and other passengers in the ill-fated helicopter that crashed at the weekend in California.

This follows the confirmation of the unfortunate incident by the Board of Directors of Access Holdings.

TMY Newspapersreports that Wigwe lost his life on board a helicopter with his wife, son and three other passengers enroute Las Vegas to watch Super Bowl, the annual league championship game of the National Football League (NFL) of the United States when the unfortunate incident happened.

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