Ogun State Governor Abiodun has described the death of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe as a devastating loss for the families, friends, and the entire business community in Nigeria.
Wigwe, his wife, son, and three others, including former NGX Group Plc chairman Abimbola Ogunbanjo, died when their chopper crashed near the California-Nevada border on Friday night.
The governor characterised Wigwe as a classic banker who made significant contributions to the Nigerian economy, adding that he was a key supporter of his administration’s ‘Building Our Future Together’ strategy.
According to him, Wigwe’s death left a gap that would be impossible to fill.
He condoled with the families of the deceased, the management and staff of Access Holdings, the business communities, and the Rivers State government on the tragic 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.”