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Herbert Wigwe, CEO ACCESS Bank Group – cause of death


Herbert Wigwe, a respected figure in Nigeria’s banking industry as the CEO of Access Holdings Plc and co-founder of Access Bank, has tragically passed away at the age of 57.

Reports indicate that Wigwe, along with members of his immediate family, was involved in a helicopter crash late Friday in California, USA. The ill-fated Eurocopter EC130 helicopter was carrying Wigwe, his wife, son, and three other passengers.

The crash occurred around 10:00 pm local time near Nipton, California, according to the US Federal Aviation Administration. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department was alerted to the incident at 10:12 pm local time.

This sudden and devastating news has deeply impacted the business and banking community. Wigwe’s significant role in the finance sector, coupled with his co-founding of Access Bank, has left a profound mark on Nigeria’s banking landscape.

His leadership and entrepreneurship have touched the lives of many, making his loss keenly felt beyond the financial industry.



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