We Lack Specific Information on U.S. Plane Crash – Access Bank

The Access Holdings says it is yet to confirm if its Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Herbert Wigwe, was involved in airplane crash in the U.S. on Saturday.

The bank said this in a public announcement on Sunday in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there are speculations about the involvement of Wigwe, in an airplane crash.

In the announcement, it assured Nigerians that the bank was working with the U.S. authorities to gather accurate information.

They acknowledged the lack of specific details but assured to share update with the stakeholders as soon as possible.

The announcement read, “We have received numerous inquiries concerning an airplane crash in the USA.

“Presently, we lack specific information; however, we are actively collaborating with US authorities who will furnish updates.

“Your understanding and support are valued, and we commit to keeping you informed promptly as we receive updates on the situation.” 

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Recalled that Herbert Wigwe of Access Bank was allegedly among the six people killed in a helicopter crash in the United States on Friday evening. 

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Saturday it had launched a probe into the crash with the National Transportation Safety Board. 

Mr Wigwe was travelling with other family members of Chris Ogunbanjo in a Eurocopter EC 130 chopper when it crashed around 10:00 p.m. Friday near Nipton, California, officials said.

The crash occurred about 60 miles from Las Vegas, where the victims were reportedly travelling to see the Super Bowl on Sunday in a march between Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.

Mr Wigwe, 57, was a co-founder of Access Bank starting in 2002 after spending years at professional services firm Cooper & Lybrand, now PwC. He became the bank’s CEO in 2014, replacing Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede. 


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