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Helicopter crash: Access Bank bids farewell to Herbert Wigwe

Herbert Wigwe, Access Bank and the danger of a single story (2)

Access Bank has bid farewell to Herbert Wigwe, its group chief executive officer (CEO), following his demise in a helicopter crash on Friday.

The unfortunate incident also claimed the lives of his wife, son, and Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former group chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc.

Read also: Access Holdings confirm the tragic death of Herbert Wigwe

The bank, through a statement released on its social media platforms on Sunday, confirmed the incident and bid farewell to Wigwe.

“Today, we bid farewell to a visionary leader, @HerbertOWigwe, whose passion and unwavering commitment to excellence transformed Access into a global powerhouse.
His legacy of excellence and compassion will continue to inspire us all.

Rest in peace, Herbert Wigwe. Your impact will forever be felt,” the statement reads.

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The helicopter, consisting of six individuals, was en route from Palm Springs, California, to Boulder City, Nevada, on Friday night when the Airbus Helicopter EC-130 crashed near a small town in California’s Mojave Desert around 10 p.m. The exact cause of the crash remains unclear.