Shortly after the demise  of  Dr. Wigwe in a helicopter crash in the US on February 9, which his wife, Chizoba, and son, Chizzy, also died in the accident.  Access Corporation Limited , one of Nigeria’s  biggest bank by assets, has appointed Aigboje Imoukhuede, a pioneering CEO of the bank, as the Non-Executive Chairman.

Aig-Imoukhuede was the pioneering managing director of Access Bank Plc, who served until the end of a 10-year tenure.

Commenting on his return to the bank, said, “I am thrilled to be back in active service to the Access Group ecosystem.

“I am confident that working with our directors, our exceptional team of executives, and our best-in-class banking and finance professionals, we will deliver outstanding value to our esteemed stakeholders.

“I am determined that our shared vision, which Dr. Wigwe gave everything for, will be realised.”

Imoukhuede returns to the bank he retired a decade ago; exactly one month after the death of  his friend, business partner, and former Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of the bank. He will replace Abubakar Jimoh, the erstwhile board chairman.

The new Non-Executive Chairman of Access Holdings Plc (‘the Holdco’), Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, has said that the late Herbert Wigwe  gave everything for their shared vision, adding that he is determined to ensure the vision is realized.

A statement from the bank said: “In response to the untimely passing of the immediate past Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, and following extensive consultations with key stakeholders, the Holdco Board unanimously decided to invite Mr. Aig-Imoukhuede to the helm of governance.”

“The decision to bring back Mr. Aig-Imoukhuede as the Group’s Non-Executive Chairman reflects the board’s commitment to our core values and determination to build upon the strong foundation he jointly established with Dr. Wigwe.

“With his return, Access Holdings aims to leverage his extensive experience, industry knowledge, and exceptional leadership skills to consolidate on the growth and accomplishments recorded under Dr. Wigwe’s leadership.

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