Deaths of Wigwe, others overwhelming tragedy – Tinubu
The late Group CEO of Access Holdings Plc, Dr Herbert Wigwe
Published By: Isa Isawade
By Isa Isawade
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has lamented the death in a helicopter crash of the Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, Dr Herbert Wigwe, his wife, son and other business colleagues in California on Friday, describing it as an “overwhelming tragedy”.
The President said this in a statement signed and forwarded to the press by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale on Sunday.
“After receiving official confirmation of events, President Bola Tinubu receives with shock and deep distress the news of the passing of Mr. Herbert Wigwe, top banker and entrepreneur, and Mr. Abimbola Ogunbanjo, OFR, former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, along with members of the Wigwe family.
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“Mr. Herbert Wigwe, CON, was the Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc and founder of the How Foundation.
“President Tinubu mourns these exceptional Nigerian business leaders and describes their passing as “an overwhelming tragedy that is shocking beyond comprehension.”
“The President condoles with the Wigwe and Ogunbanjo families, the business community, and all those impacted by this harrowing incident,” the statement said.
Tinubu, therefore, prayed for the repose of the departed and asked God Almighty “to comfort the multitude of Nigerians who are grieving and the families of the deceased at this deeply agonizing moment.”