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Access Bank closes 340 branches nationwide in cost-cutting measure due to COVID-19 pandemic

Access Bank on Saturday, May 2; announced the closure of over 300 branches nationwide in a move to reduce operating costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This move comes in the wake of a statement made by Herbert Wigwe, the group managing director of Access Bank, who explained the reasons behind a planned mass retrenchment of its workforce.

Wigwe made this disclosure via video conferencing in a town hall meeting with the bank’s staff.

He revealed those to be affected by the mass retrenchment are 75% of the bank’s staff, most of whom are outsourced and are offering “non-essential services.”

“We probably don’t need as much security as required; even to the fact that we are not gonna have all our branches open between now and December. We don’t need all the tellers.” Wigwe said in the video.

“The second has to do with our professional cost. Now that is one that is very tricky and it is tricky because I do understand and appreciate that its gonna, you know, bring its own pain to staff.

“We basically have to make the adjustments the same way you sounded when we spoke 10 days ago with respect to basically cutting down cost.

“I will be the first to take the hit and I’m gonna take the largest pay cut, which would be as much as 40 percent. The rest we would have to cascade right through the institution. Everybody may have to make some adjustments of some sort.”

Wigwe, one of the principal conveners of CA-COVID; a coalition of Nigeria’s private sector against COVID-19 said the proposed measures are aimed at keeping the bank afloat in the face of the economic realities of COVID-19.

Industry watchers believe that Wigwe’s retrenchment policy affects the most vulnerable of his staffers and will be counter-productive for many families; especially the poor if the books of the bank truly show just as his philanthropy does; that it has the capacity to cushion the effect at such a precarious moment in history.

LIST OF BRANCHES TO BE CLOSED

ACCESS BANK RET SHOP – OSISIOMA (001)
UMUAHIA BRANCH
15 AZIKWE ROAD
FAULKS ROAD BRANCH ABA
UMUDIKE BRANCH
ACCESS BANK, UMUAHIA, IKOT – EKPENE ROAD)
ABA, ASA ROAD
RET SHOP – UMUAHIA (039)
GIBBS STREET BRANCH
ACCESS BANK, IKOT EKPENE BRANCH
ABAK, IKOT – EKPENE ROAD
32 AKA ROAD BRANCH
UYO, BANK LAYOUT
ONITSHA BRANCH
NNEWI BRANCH
UP IWEKA BRANCH
OGIDI BRANCH
ONITSHA, SOKOTO ROAD.
ONITSHA, OGBARU ENAMEL WARE MARKET
NNEWI, OLD NKWO MARKET ROAD
ACCESS BANK, OBOSI, CITY BISCUIT ROAD
OKIJA, OLD OKIJA IHIALA OGUTA RD
BRIDGE HEAD BRANCH
AWKA, AZIKIWE STREET
ACESS BANK, UNIZIK BRANCH
RET SHOP-NIGER DELTA UNI. MINI(082)
GBOKO BRANCH
ZAKI IBIAM BRANCH
MAKURDI, NEW BRIDGE ROAD
RET SHOP – N/BANK MAKURDI (034)
GBOKO BRANCH
MAIDUGURI, BURGA ROAD
RET SHOP – UNIV. OF MAIDUGURI (020)
RET SHOP – SHEHU LAMINU WAY (020)
IKOM, OKIMI OSABOR STREET
CALABAR, NDIDEM USANG ISO ROAD
CALABAR, MAYNE AVENUE
ASABA, 163 NNEBISI ROAD
DECO ROAD BRANCH
UGHELLI, MARKET ROAD
RET SHOP – WARRI (005)
AGBOR BRANCH
ASABA, NNEBISI ROAD
OKPANAM ROAD BRANCH
WARRI OKUMAGBA AVENUE
ABAKALIKI, OGOJA ROAD
RET SHOP – EBONYI STATE UNIV (035)
EKENWA-BENIN BRANCH
USELU BRANCH
23 AIRPORT ROAD BRANCH
BENIN, SAPELE ROAD
BENIN, UGBOWO ROAD
BENIN, 123 BENIN-AGBOR ROAD
TEXTILE MILL ROAD BRANCH
OKADA BRANCH
IHAMA BRANCH
BENIN, MISSION ROAD
BENIN BRANCH
UNIBEN BRANCH
IJERO EKITI CASH CENTRE
AJILOSUN, ADO EKITI BRANCH
EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY BRANCH
ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY BRANCH
AGBANI ROAD BRANCH
ENUGU,GARDEN AVENUE
ENUGU, OKPARA AVENUE
ENUGU, 9TH MILE
ENUGU, NIKE LAKE ROAD
UNN NSUKKA BRANCH
UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA ENUGU BRANCH
OKPARA AVENUE BRANCH
WUSE 2 BRANCH
FEDERAL SECRETARIAT ABUJA BRANCH
UTAKO BRANCH
ABUJA NNPC TOWERS BRANCH
DURUMI BRANCH
DEI DEI ABUJA, BUILDING MATERIALS MARKET
NYANYA ABUJA, OPP. NYANYA SHOPPING COMPLEX
GWAGWALADA ABUJA, PARK LANE
WUSE 2 ABUJA, AMINU KANO CRESCENT
GWARINPA
ABUJA,LADOKE AKINTOLA BOLVD
LIFE CAMP ABUJA, JABI-KARMO ROAD
ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA, ABUJA BRANCH
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BRANCH
GARKI BRANCH
BANK OF INDUSTRY (BOI),ABUJA
GARKI AREA 11 BRANCH
NASDA BRANCH
DEI DEI BRANCH
FED MIN OF JUSTICE BRANCH
FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK BRANCH
GARKI ABUJA, CENTRAL BUSINESS AREA
HERBERT MACAULAY, ABUJA BRANCH
RET SHOP -FED. SECRETARIAT ABJ(061)
ZONE 5 ABUJA, MICHAEL OKPARA STREET
RET SHOP- SAVANNAH SUITES, ABJ(013)
RET SHOP -AREA 1 COMPLEX ABUJA(077)
GOMBE, BIU RD.
BANK ROAD OWERRI BRANCH
NEKEDE BRANCH
OWERRI, ORLU ROAD
MBAISE, AHIARA JUNCTION MBAISE
RET SHOP – FUTO (017)
OWERRI, DOUGLAS ROAD
OKIGWE, WESLEY QUARTERS OKIGWE RD
RET SHOP – NAZE MARKET (090)
RET SHOP – IMO STATE SECTARIAT(090)
HADEJIA BRANCH
KADUNA BRANCH
A2 AHMADU BELLO WAY BRANCH
UNGWAN RIMI BRANCH
NNPC REFINERY KADUNA BRANCH
GUMI MAIN MARKET
JAJI, COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE
ALI AKILU ROAD BRANCH
ZARIA BRANCH
KACHIA ROAD KADUNA
KADUNA, ISA KAITA ROAD
RET SHOP – ZARIA (127)
ANCHAU BRANCH
KANO BRANCH
BELLO ROAD BRANCH KANO
KATIN KWARI BRANCH
BAYERO UNIVERSITY BRANCH
RET SHOP – DAWANUA, KANO (058)
BICHI BRANCH
AMINU KANO TEACHING HOSPITAL BRANCH
KANO, FRANCE ROAD, SABON GARI
RET SHOP – BAYERO UNI. KANO (007)
KATSINA, NAGODO ROAD
KATSINA BRANCH
KAFUR BRANCH
DANJA BRANCH
BIRNIN KEBBI, SANI ABACHA ROAD
OBAJANA CASH CENTRE
LOKOJA, MURTALA MUHAMMED WAY
FOLAWIYO STREET BRANCH
ILORIN, IBRAHIM TAIWO ROAD
KWARA STATE POLYTECHNIC
IBEJU LEKKI
VICTORIA ISLAND BRANCH
IDEJO BRANCH
IKOTA BRANCH
LEKKI CHEVRON BRANCH
AJOSE ADEOGUN BRANCH
IKOYI, AWOLOWO ROAD
AJAH, LEKKI – EPE EXPRESSWAY
AJAH, ADDO ROAD
LEKKI PHASE I, ADMIRALTY WAY
RET SHOP – IKOTA, VGC LAGOS (095)
LAGOS ISLAND, KING GEORGE V BRANCH
BROAD STREET 2 BRANCH
BBA LAGOS, ATIKU ABUBAKAR PLAZA
TRADE FAIR COMPLEX, ASPAMDA, HALL 2
ALABA, DENSINE PLAZA OLOJO DRIVE
ALABA INTERNATIONAL, DOBBILL PLAZA AVENUE
MAZA MAZA BRANCH
ALABA INTERNATIONAL, OLD GARAGE
OLD OJO BRANCH
LIGALI AYORINDE
ADEYEMO ALAKIJA BRANCH
ADEOLA ODEKU BRANCH
ADEOLA HOPEWELL BRANCH
AWOLOWO ROAD 2 BRANCH
SAKA TINUBU BRANCH
RET SHOP – PALMS MALL, LAGOS (026)
BURMA ROAD APAPA BRANCH
BROAD STREET BRANCH
CREEK ROAD APAPA BRANCH
TINCAN ISLAND BRANCH
APONGBON BRANCH
IBAFON BRANCH
POINT ROAD BRANCH
MARINA BOI BRANCH
48 MARINA BRANCH
LAGOS ISLAND, MARINA
LAGOS ISLAND, BALOGUN STREET
APAPA, LIVERPOOL ROAD
APAPA, BURMA ROAD
TRADE FAIR BRANCH
ASPAMDA BRANCH
FESTAC 2 BRANCH
AGUDOSI BRANCH
MAZA MAZA, OLD OJO ROAD
RET SHOP – SATELLITE TOWN (028)
OLD ALABA MOTOR PARK
OJUELEGBA BRANCH
GBAGADA, GBAGADA EXPRESSWAY
IDI-ARABA BRANCH
LAWANSON/ITIRE RD BRANCH
RET SHOP – ALUMINUM VILLAGE (011)
RET SHOP – IYANA IPAJA (110)
TOYIN STREET BRANCH
IKEJA, 60 OPEBI ROAD
MARYLAND,MOBOLAJI BANK ANTHONY WAY
RET SHOP – ISHERI, BERGER)
IDDO BRANCH
KOSOKO STREET BRCH
NNAMDI AZIKWE STREET IDUMOTA BRANCH
OYINGBO BRANCH
LAGOS ISLAND, OKE ARIN
YABA, HERBERT MACAULAY ROAD BRANCH
SURULERE, ENITAN STREET AGUDA
RET SHOP – JANKARA , LAGOS ISD(002)
RET SHOP – OGUNLANA DRIVE (051)
RET SHOP – BARIGA AKOKA (087)
LASU CAMPUS BRANCH
AMUWO ODOFIN BRANCH
SEME BORDER, BADAGRY EXPRESS WAY
FESTAC TOWN, SECOND AVENUE
COKER, LAGOS/BADAGRY EXPRESSWAY
TRADE FAIR COMPLEX, ASPAMDA OFFICE BLOCK 2
BBA LAGOS, BANK PLAZA
PALM AVENUE BRANCH
ILUPEJU BRANCH
MATORI BRANCH
IKORODU 2 BRANCH
TEJUOSHO BRANCH
ILUPEJU 2 BRANCH
GBAGADA BRANCH
OJOTA BRANCH
ODOGUNYAN BRANCH
OSHODI BRANCH
MATORI, LADIPO STREET
OJUELEGBA, SHIFAWU STREET
OSHODI, OSHODI-APAPA EXPRESSWAY
RET SHOP – TEJUOSHO MKT, LAG (050)
RET SHOP – KETU (088)
RET SHOP – DALEKO (099)
RET SHOP – OJUWOYE MARKET (099)
OSOLO WAY BRANCH
NAHCO BRANCH
EGBEDA BRANCH
EJIGBO BRANCH
IJU BRANCH
DOPEMU BRANCH
IYANA IPAJA, LAGOS ABEOKUTA EXPRESS WAY
ISOLO, MUSHIN ROAD
IDIMU, IDIMU ROAD IKOTUN
OKOTA, 56 AGO PALACE WAY
AKOWONJO, SHASHA ROAD
MAFOLUKU, INTL AIRPORT ROAD
RET SHOP – OKOTA, ISOLO LAGOS (004)
ADENIYI JONES IKEJA BRANCH
OJODU BERGER BRANCH
OPEBI BRANCH
IKEJA, AWOLOWO WAY
OREGUN BRANCH
IKEJA, LADIPO OLUWOLE STREET
OGBA, IJAIYE ROAD
ALAUSA BRANCH
OREGUN, ZIATECH ROAD OREGUN
IKEJA GRA, JOEL OGUNNAIKE STREET
MAGODO, CMD ROAD IKOSI
RET SHOP – IFAKO AGEGE (080)
RET SHOP – IFAKO GBAGADA (087)
IDUMOTA BRANCH
OGUNLANA DRIVE BRANCH
67 ST FINBARRS RD-BARIGA
IJESHATEDO BRANCH
UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS BRANCH
SABO YABA BRANCH
ADENIJI ADELE BRANCH
EBUTE METTA BRANCH
EBUTE METTA, MARKET STREET OYINGBO
APONGBON, ISSA WILLIAMS/OFFIN RD
RET SHOP – IDDO, EBUTE METTA)
ARTICLE MARKET BRANCH
RET SHOP-NASS. STATE UNI.KEFFI(073)
LAFIA, DOMA ROAD
KEFFI, ABUBAKAR BURGA STREET
MINNA, PAIKO ROAD
SULEJA DEPOT CASH CENTRE
MINNA 2 BRANCH
SULEJA, IBB MARKET
OOU BRANCH
ABEOKUTA, UACN COMPLEX IBARA
SAGAMU, AKARIGBO STREET
IJEBU ODE, 35 IBADAN ROAD
COVENANT BRANCH
RCCG CAMP BRANCH
OKE ILEWO BRANCH
ILARO BRANCH
OTTA, OTTA INDUSTRIAL LAYOUT
OWODE YEWA MARKET BRANCH
IDI IROKO BORDER BRANCH
OTTA, IDIROKO ROAD
RET SHOP – BABCOCK UNIVERSITY (137)
AKURE BRANCH
ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS BRANCH
AKURE, OYEMEKUN STREET
ONDO, YABA ROAD
ADEYEMI COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
IREE BRANCH
ILESHA, ITA BALOGUN STREET
ILE IFE BRANCH
IPETU IJESHA BRANCH
OAU ILE IFE BRANCH
REDEEMER UNIVERSITY EDE BRANCH
SAKI BRANCH
APOMU BRANCH
LAUTECH BRANCH
BODIJA BRANCH 2
IWO ROAD 2 BRANCH
UCH IBADAN BRANCH
IBADAN, OKE – ADO
IBADAN, AGODI UCH SECOND GATE
OYO BRANCH
OJOO BRANCH
OGBOMOSO BRANCH
OGBOMOSHO, ILORIN ROAD
BODIJA BRANCH 1
NEW COURT ROAD BRANCH
EKOTEDO BRANCH IBADAN
JOS BRANCH
JOS, COMMERCIAL AREA
JOS, CLUB ROAD
RET SHOP – KATAKO (015)
BUKURU BRANCH
RET SHOP – UNIVERSITY OF JOS (055)
IKOKWU BRANCH
RET SHOP – OLD ABA ROAD, PH (086)
BONNY CASH CENTRE
ELEME BRANCH
EASTERN BULKCEMENT BRANCH
PH, TRANS AMADI
PH, FOT ONNE
OBIGBO PH, LOCATION ROAD
RET SHOP – ODUA ROAD, PHC (003)
BORI BRANCH
UNIPORT BRANCH
RSUST BRANCH
PH, 50 IKWERRE ROAD
PLOT105 OLU OBASANJO PH BRANCH
GARRISON BRANCH
GADA MARKET BRANCH
USMAN DANFODIO UNIVERSITY BRANCH
SOKOTO, MAIDUGURI ROAD
GUSAU, CANTEEN ROAD

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