The CEO of Access Holdings Plc, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, died in a helicopter crash in the United States of America. Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun called it a tragic event.
On Friday night, Wigwe, his wife, son, and three other people—among them Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the former chairman of NGX Group Plc—passed died in a helicopter crash close to the California–Nevada border.
The occurrence, according to Governor Abiodun, was a terrible loss for the friends, family, and business community in Nigeria as a whole.
The governor praised Wigwe as a classic banker who made significant contributions to the Nigerian economy and said he was a cornerstone of his administration’s “Building Our Future Together” initiative.
He says that it will be hard to fill the vacuum left by Wigwe’s passing.
He expressed his condolences for the unfortunate occurrence to the families of the deceased, Access Holdings’ management and employees, the business community, and the Rivers State government.
He expressed his sincere sadness over the news of Herbert Wigwe and five other people losing their lives in a helicopter crash. During this trying time, my prayers and thoughts are with their families.
In addition to being a well-liked company executive, Herbert Wigwe served as an inspiration to many budding business owners. We shall never forget his contributions to the Nigerian economy and banking industry.
In addition, Prince Abiodun expressed his sympathies to the Ogunbanjo family on the passing of Chief Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the former chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group), in the accident.
The late Chief Chris Ogunbanjo of Erunwon, Ogun State, was the father of Chief Abimbola Ogunbanjo.
In addition to being a superb businessman, Prince Abiodun praised the late Ogunbanjo for his high moral standards and integrity.
The governor stated that the deceased, in his capacity as chairman of NGX Group Plc, was instrumental in forming and advancing the Nigerian financial industry.
“His enthusiasm, devotion, and constant pursuit of greatness have made a lasting impression on the industry.
Words just don’t seem like they can adequately capture the depth of our loss at times like these. We at the state send our sincere condolences to the friends, family, and coworkers of Ogunbanjo. We stand by you during this trying time, and we share in your sadness and sorrow,” he continued.