-by Barnabas Esiet.
Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, former CEO of Access Bank, one of the largest banks in Nigeria, is set to launch his new book titled ‘Leaving the Tarmac: Buying a Bank in Africa’ On March 29th, 2021.
The book tells how Aig-Imoukhuede and Herbert Wigwe took a leap of faith and decided to launch a new bank that would have a profound and long-lasting impact on the Nigerian banking and financial sector.
Containing never-before-revealed insights into the Nigerian banking and financial sector, the book reveals how the creation of Access Bank resulted in spreading prosperity for thousands, and in so doing established Aig-Imoukhuede among the continent’s most inspiring and impactful entrepreneurs of the 21st century.
Former Access Bank CEO, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede
In a statement, the former Access bank CEO said the virtual book launch is designed to be an evening of conversation, inspiration, and entertainment by multiple award-winning gospel artist, Sinach and Nigeria’s highly talented Afrobeat artist, Teni. The event will be hosted by IK Osakioduwa and will include an exclusive author Q&A session with Uzodinma Iweala, author and Chief Executive Officer of The Africa Center.
In his words; “My intention in penning the book was to motivate others to take up the challenge and unlock the power of our national economy and our people. I hope this book will inspire others as much as Nigeria and Africa inspire me. I’m inspired by the resourcefulness and resilience of the people; the richness of the land; and the heritage of those who came before us. This is a place of limitless potential, and opportunity.”
According to the statement, Aig-Imoukhuede will make a number of significant announcements about his plans for the future at the launch of the new book. “These announcements include a significant multi-generational financial commitment focused on building Nigeria’s next generation of government leaders, helping transform public sector effectiveness, and improving access to quality primary healthcare. Profits from the sale of Leaving the Tarmac will be channeled to The Adopt-A-Health Facility Program (ADHFP) in Nigeria.”
“This is a momentous occasion for me and for everyone who has been a part of this story. I look forward to sharing my Access Bank story with Nigeria, Africa and the world.” He added.