A somber mood enveloped Access Bank branches in Abia State today as employees mourned the sudden passing of the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holding Plc, Herbert Wigwe, and four others in a helicopter crash last weekend.
Wigwe, along with his wife Chizoba, their son, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, and two pilots, died in the aviation accident in the United States. News of their deaths, confirmed by both Access Bank management and U.S. aviation authorities, has left a deep void within the bank and the Nigerian financial community.
As a mark of respect, Access Bank lowered its corporate flags to half-mast across all branches in Abia State. THE WHISTLER’s visit to various branches, including those at the Abia State government house, Umuahia, Isi Gate, and Library Avenue, confirmed the lowered flags.
Similar scenes unfolded at the Timber Shed branch in Umuahia and the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike branch in Ikwuano LGA.