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  • Updated: February 11, 2024

Herbert Wigwe: Abiodun mourns late banking mogul 

Herbert Wigwe: Abiodun mourns late banking mogul 

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun on Sunday described as a devastating loss, the death of Herbert Wigwe, the Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc.

Wigwe reportedly died in a helicopter crash in the United States of America.

Multiple reports said Wigwe, his wife, son, and three others, including Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former chairman of NGX Group Plc, were feared dead when their helicopter crashed near the border of California and Nevada on Friday night.

Abiodun, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Lekan Adeniran, on Sunday, described the incident as a loss for the families, friends, and the entire business community in Nigeria.

The governor described Wigwe as a quintessential banker who contributed immensely to the Nigerian economy.

According to him, the banker’s death has created a void that will be difficult to fill.

He condoled the families of the deceased, the management and staff of Access Holdings, the business communities, and the Rivers State government on the incident.

He said, “I am deeply saddened by the news of the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Herbert Wigwe and five others. My thoughts and prayers are with their families during this difficult time.

“Herbert Wigwe was not only a respected business leader but also a role model for many aspiring entrepreneurs. His contributions to the banking sector and the Nigerian economy will always be remembered.”

The governor also condoled the Ogunbanjos and described Ogunbanjo as not just an exceptional businessman but also a man of great character and integrity.

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