ACCESS Holdings has said it is yet to confirm if its Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Herbert Wigwe, was involved in an airplane crash in the U.S. on Saturday.
Access Holdings said this in a public announcement issued on Sunday in Lagos State.
The public announcement was issued by the Head of Media Relations at Access Holdings, Mr Kunle Aderinokun.
Aderinokun was reacting to reports on the death of Wigwe in the announcement.
He assured Nigerians that the bank was working with the U.S. authorities to gather accurate information.
Aderinokun acknowledged the lack of specific details but assured stakeholders that updates would be shared as soon as possible.
The announcement read, “We have received numerous inquiries concerning an airplane crash in the USA.
“Presently, we lack specific information; however, we are actively collaborating with US authorities who will furnish updates.
“Your understanding and support are valued, and we commit to keeping you informed promptly as we receive updates on the situation.”
Wigwe was reported to have died following a helicopter crash in California near the Nevada border, United States of America.
There are also reports that his wife and son were also onboard the ill-fated helicopter.
New York Times reports that no survivors have been located as of Saturday morning.