Access Holdings Plc made a significant announcement on Monday, revealing the appointment of Ms. Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer.
This move comes in the wake of a tragic incident that claimed the lives of the company’s former Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, alongside his wife, son, and a prominent figure in Nigeria’s financial sector, Abimbola Ogunbanjo. The incident occurred on Friday in a helicopter crash.
The decision to appoint Ms. Bolaji Agbede was disclosed in a statement issued by the company’s Board of Directors, dated February 12, 2024. However, the statement emphasized that the appointment is pending approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The sudden demise of Dr. Herbert Wigwe has sent shockwaves throughout the business community, as he was widely respected for his leadership and contributions to the financial sector. Access Holdings Plc expressed its condolences to the families of all the victims and assured stakeholders of its commitment to maintaining stability during this challenging time.
As the company navigates through this period of transition, the appointment of Ms. Bolaji Agbede signals a determination to uphold operational continuity and strategic direction. All eyes are now on the Central Bank of Nigeria as the final approval process unfolds, marking a pivotal moment in the leadership journey of Access Holdings Plc.