Access Bank Nigeria Plc has distanced itself from social and some electronic media reports that it aided the military attack on peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki, by allowing military snippers access to its one of branch tower for operations. As result of this development, there have been public outcries and ensuing allegations, one of which is that Access Bank Nigeria Plc aided the military attack.
In a swift reaction to the allegations, the bank expressed condolence to the affected families. A tweet by the bank read said “We are deeply saddened to hear about the unfortunate loss of innocent lives yesterday at the Lekki Toll. We pray that the souls of the innocent rest in peace”. In addition, the bank said “We wish to address the statement by Arise TV alleging that Military Snipers were allowed access to our Head Office Tower for operations at the Lekki Toll Gate area. This is absolutely untrue. The video shared on Arise TV featured an employee of the bank conducting routine maintenance at the Tower location.
It is unfortunate that this was reported as a sniper without any proof. As a corporate citizen with the purpose of impacting lives positively, we will never endanger the lives of Nigerians.”