The Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions Mourns The Passage of Herbert Wigwe and Others

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions Mourns The Passage of Herbert Wigwe and Others

I am devastated by the sad news of the helicopter crash in California, United States of America, that claimed the life of my dear friend, brother and professional colleague, Herbert Wigwe, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings PLC, his lovely wife of many years, son, and Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group PLC, alongside two others.

Herbert Wigwe’s visionary leadership and commitment to excellence have left an indelible mark in the business world, particularly banking and financial services industry . His passion, dedication, and innovative spirit have inspired many, and his legacy will be remembered far beyond his years.

A fearless and accomplished accountant and businessman, Herbert exemplified commitment to causes of public good and national development, evident in initiatives like the Wigwe University project and numerous philanthropic gestures across Nigeria and beyond. This is a national tragedy of monumental proportion.

Having maintained a personal relationship with Herbert since our days at Guaranty Trust Bank in 1991, I witnessed his extraordinary goal-driven professionalism. He reached the pinnacle of his career in the banking industry and business, leaving an indelible mark on the generation of accomplished bankers who cut their teeth at Guaranty Trust Bank.

As we come to terms with this devastating loss, we share in the grief of Access Holdings PLC, the families, friends, and colleagues of those who lost their lives in this unfortunate incident.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this unimaginably difficult time. May the memories of Herbert Wigwe and all those who died in the helicopter crash comfort and strengthen all those who knew and loved them. Ameen. Let us remember their contributions and honor their lives by continuing to uphold the values they believed in.

And in this time of sorrow, and as we navigate this dark moment, let our resolve in Almighty God remain unwavered. God bless.

*Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA*

*Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions*

*Federal Republic of Nigeria*

 

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