Dangote, Wike, Abiodun, Others Visit Herbert Wigwe’s Parents


    Ogun State’s Governor Dapo Abiodun, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike and  Dangote Group President, Aliko Dangote on Monday paid a condolence visit to the parents of Herbert Wigwe, Access Holdings Plc’s group chief executive officer.

    The Access Holdings GCEO died in a helicopter crash in the United States on Friday alongside his wife, Doreen Chizoba; son, Chizzy and Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Abimbola Ogunbanjo.

    Abiodun, in a post on his official X (formerly Twitter) handle, said Wike, Dangote and himself were accompanied on  the visit to Pastor  Shyngle and Mrs Stella  Wigwe in Lagos by the late Access Holdings boss’ close friends and associates.

    The governor wrote: “In the company of Dr. Aliko Dangote and a group of close friends and associates, we gathered to express our heartfelt condolences to Pastor Shyngle Wigwe and his wife, Mrs. Stella Wigwe.

    “These sorrowful parents have suffered the loss of their beloved sons, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, Mrs Chizoba, and his son Chizzy in a tragic helicopter accident.

    “During this solemn visit, we fervently beseech God to grant eternal peace to the departed souls and bring solace to the grieving families they have left behind.”.

    Dangote had earlier joined more eminent Nigerians and groups in mourning   Wigwe.

    Describing the Rivers State-born banker as a  “beloved friend and brother,” he recalled his(Wigwe) contributions to the growth of the banking sector and his role in the fight against  COVID-19, especially in Nigeria.

    Dangote, who is Africa’s richest man, extended his “deepest sympathies” to the entire Wigwe family  and the staff of Access Holdings Plc.”

    He said that Wigwe’s first-rate mind, brilliance, tenacity, unforced charm, and clarity of purpose stood him out among his peers.

    The billionaire and industrialist wrote: “His(Wigwe) remarkable organisational skills and penchant for excellence came to the fore during our days of collaboration in the CA-COVID initiative where we complemented the official efforts to curb the unprecedented impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic.

    “Like some of us, he stood up to be counted and deployed huge personal resources to fight a common scourge. How noble, how patriotic.

    “As I mourn the shocking demise of a loyal friend, my heart goes out to Tochi, David, and Hannah, the rest of the extended Wigwe family, the staff of Access Holdings, and the good people of our beloved country Nigeria.”

    Credit: thenationonlineng.net

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