By Elizabeth Adegbesan
ACCESS Bank has opened a digital branch in Epe, Lagos State, in a bid to facilitate economic development in the town.
Speaking at the branch opening ceremony, Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank, Mr. Herbert Wigwe said the opening of the branch is evidence of the bank’s strength and a demonstration of its commitment to augment the number of communities it is able to proudly serve.
He said: “Access Bank has come to lift up Epe to a world class standard. Today I make a pledge to you all for the continued support of our Access Bank group to Epe and to Lagos. It is an important marathon for us at Access Bank. The bank is going to be a very critical part of orchestrating economic development in this area. And like any journey, it always starts with a small and solid step. Today’s opening of this branch is also a solid step to this community. Each step we take together is to build a major progress in Epe and Lagos State.”
Wigwe noted that the strength of any society ultimately depends on the progress of its individual size and one of those physical battles in a society is financial services. Without financial services, there would be very little economic development.
In his keynote address, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Ambode Akinwumi, commended Access Bank for its ultramodern branches in the state, stating that the development would increase service turnover in the state.He said, “I want to commend the Managing Director of Access Bank, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, for his leadership. We articulate that this structure would be the beginning of new ultramodern property in this state.
“Access Bank has set the bar and this is a challenge for other corporate bodies to come into the system axis of this state and be part one of the real financial economies. I have no doubt that the opening of this branch would enhance socio economic activities of this town and raise service turnover.”
The governor said that the state was delighted that Access Bank has taken the bold step to key into the emerging and installed prosperity of the state adding that the ultra-modern branch being commissioned is strategically positioned to be a part of the urban regeneration of Epe and delimit the number of poor architecture in the state.