Demise Of Herbert Wigwe: UBA’s Elumelu Joins Tinubu, Others To Mourn

    Tony Elumelu, left, with Herbert Wigwe, right...
    Tony Elumelu, left, with Herbert Wigwe, right...

    One of Africa’s iconic businessmen and chairman of global bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Tony Elumelu has joined Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to mourn the demise of vibrant banker and the Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe.

    Wigwe’s demise in a helicopter mishap in far-away United States of America, was confirmed by Access Holdings on Sunday afternoon.

    Elumelu, who is also the Chairman at Heirs Holdings, in a post on his official LinkedIn page on Sunday expressed sadness over the unfortunate development.

    The top businessman in a moderate message he titled ‘Tribute to Great Lights- True Patriots’, wrote:

    “The news of Herbert Wigwe’s and Bimbo Ogunbanjo’s untimely passing is terribly sad and distressing.

    “Nigeria, indeed Africa, has lost two of our brightest minds. I admired them both and we all shared the desire to drive Nigeria’s transformation.

    “Herbert was an exceptional talent, committed to advancing the banking and financial sector in Nigeria, with Access Holdings. Likewise, Bimbo’s tenure as Group chairman of the NGX group was distinguished by excellence.

    “Both will be sorely missed by all. Their leadership and entrepreneurial drive will continue to serve as shining examples to millions of our young people.

    “May Bimbo, Herbert, his dear wife, Chizoba, and his son, Chizi, rest in perfect peace. May God give their immediate families strength and grace in this difficult time.”

    Packaged by Olayinka Agboola

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