Tinubu, CBN, Access Holdings pay tributes to Wigwe

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’ governors and the Board of Directors of Access Holdings Plc have mourned the death of Herbert Wigwe in a helicopter accident.

Tinubu, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, also said the passage of Abimbola Ogunbanjo, Wigwe’s wife and son was shocking.

He described the crash that took away two senior members of the Nigerian business community as “an overwhelming tragedy that is shocking beyond comprehension..”

Olayemi Cardoso, governor of the CBN in a terse statement, also condoled the Wigwe and the Ogunbanjo families.

He wrote, “Our profound condolences to the Wigwe family and Access Holdings on the passing of the co-founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, his wife, Chizoba, and son, Chizi, alongside Otunba Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group, in the United States of America, on February 9, 2024. May their souls rest in peace.”

Access Holdings Plc’s board of directors which formally announced the demise of its GCEO, expressed its “deep and sincere sympathies” to the Wigwe family.

It described Wigwe as “a key driving force and a larger-than-life personality” with a “vast business experience.”

The company also announced that it would soon announce an acting Group Chief Executive Officer to replace Wigwe.



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