Following the sad news of the helicopter crash that claimed lives of Nigerian businessman, Otunba Abimbola Ogunbanjo, Herbert Wigwe and others in the United States on February 10, 2024. Philanthropist and Businessman, Femi Otedola, mourns the loss of Otunba Abimbola Ogunbanjo, Access Holdings CEO, Herbert Wigwe, his wife, and son.
Read his tributes below;
I am shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of a banking genius Herbert Wigwe, his dear wife Chizoba and first son Chizi.— Femi Ote$ (@realFemiOtedola) February 11, 2024
Exactly two weeks ago Herbie and his wife hosted myself and Aliko to dinner at his newly built home in Lagos. I will cherish and fondly remember my… pic.twitter.com/U6mBsR0UwL
Otunba Bimbo Ogunbanjo. Babalegba. Gregoooo.— Femi Ote$ (@realFemiOtedola) February 11, 2024
Gone much too soon!
I am devastated to hear of his passing. He gave joy to many of us for so long, from when we were in our youth till date. Forever the guy to crack unending jokes.
My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife Titi… pic.twitter.com/EhxfL9rjpS
Earlier today, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu released a statement on X to commiserate with the families of the helicopter crash. Read the statement below.
I am shocked and deeply distressed by the news of the passing of Mr. Herbert Wigwe, a distinguished banker, humanitarian, and entrepreneur, and Mr. Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, along with members of the Wigwe family – Herbert’s… pic.twitter.com/Ptc9tkfRBP— Bola Ahmed Tinubu (@officialABAT) February 11, 2024
Here is the official statement from Access Bank below:
Today, we bid farewell to a visionary leader, @HerbertOWigwe, whose passion and unwavering commitment to excellence transformed Access into a global powerhouse.— Access Bank Plc (@myaccessbank) February 11, 2024
His legacy of excellence and compassion will continue to inspire us all.
Rest in peace, Herbert Wigwe. Your impact… pic.twitter.com/Hmatx5aT9D