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13.02.2024 Headlines

Herbert's legacy in finance, banking sector will always be remembered – Mahama mourns late Access Bank CEO

Herbert's legacy in finance, banking sector will always be remembered – Mahama mourns late Access Bank CEO
13.02.2024 LISTEN

Former president, John Dramani Mahama has expressed sadness about the death of the Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Dr. Herbert Wigwe.

In a statement on the passing of Dr. Wigwe, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) extended his condolences to the family of the deceased.

He added that the legacy of the renowned banker will forever be remembered.

“It's difficult coming to terms with the tragic accident that claimed the lives of my dear friend Herbert Wigwe, his wife and son, along with three others.

“My sympathies go out to the families of those who perished in the tragic accident and our thoughts are with Herbert's surviving children and the families of all who died.

“I had the privilege of knowing Herbert more closely from 2009 during his setting up of the Access Bank branch in Ghana. He came across as a brilliant and determined young man who was on a swift upward trajectory. This is evident in the growth of Access Bank into a widely recognised global brand.

“Herbert's legacy in the finance and banking sector will always be remembered. RIP,” John Dramani Mahama said in his statement.

Dr. Herbert Wigwe died in a helicopter crash in the United States of America, on Friday, February 9.

He was one of six victims including his wife and son in a helicopter crash.

“With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of Dr. Herbert Wigwe.

“Herbert’s visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to social impact initiatives have left an indelible mark on Access Holdings and the communities we serve. His legacy will never be forgotten,” a statement from Access Bank confirmed the tragic news.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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