—– As Bank Receives Kudos from Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu
Access Bank PLC has commissioned its Oniru road project in Lagos, with the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Herbert Wigwe declaring the continued commitment of the bank to positively affect the communities in which it operates.
At an event yesterday during which the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, formally cut the ribbon to declare the road open, Mr. Wigwe said that at the heart of Access Bank’s business operations is its commitment to offering ‘more’ to its customers and more extensively, positively affecting the communities in which it operates.
Our track record speaks for itself, he explained, pointing to the successful execution of similar projects in Oyin Jolayemi and Danmole Streets in Victoria Island and other areas, and concluding: “Indeed, community and social impact have become enshrined parts of our DNA as a Bank”.
Wigwe expressed appreciation to Governor Sanwo-Olu and the Lagos State Government, “for the incredible support received during the execution of this project. Our commitment to facilitating a greater Lagos will not end here and I am truly excited about the infrastructural, technological and social advancements that our partnership will foster.”
Governor Sanwo-Olu, on his part, was optimistic that the new and expanded road network constructed by Access Bank in the Oniru area will positively impact the lives of workers and commuters in the region, and expressed gladness, “We achieved more than just creating a world-class road network. We have improved the drainage system of the community, reduced traffic and this has shown our drive to make the life of Lagosians easier”.
The Governor was delighted that Access Bank has continued to support Lagos State Government on numerous projects across the State. “Herbert Wigwe and his team have worked really hard to bring this project to life and have supported us on other projects like this. We appreciate the Bank for its contribution to public infrastructure improvement”, he concluded.
Having moved its Corporate Head Office from Danmole Street, Victoria Island to Oniru, Access Bank conducted a feasibility study on how best to ensure ease of traffic and movement in the area. The Bank embarked on a new concrete-based road network in the Oniru area while also improving and expanding the existing roads. This led to a reduction in travel time by easing movement and decongesting traffic in the area.
The Victoria Island and Lekki axes are very highly commercial parts of Lagos State, witnessing a huge daily exchange of economic activities and massive commuter movement.
The expansion and regeneration of the road network in Oniru area by Access Bank will go a long way to bring succour to residents, workers, commuters and others who have hitherto gone through much stress as a result of the poor roads and drainage system.