Foremost politician and businessman, Mr. Peter Obi has expressed how deep sadness over the loss of Access Bank Holding Company Charles Executive Officer, Herbert Wigwe.
Wigwe, alongside his Anambra State born wife and their son perished in the air crash on Saturday in California, USA
In a series of tweets early Sunday morning,Obi, former Anambra State Governor said he was distressed to hear the news as Wigwe has been a close ally of his for years.
“I am deeply saddened by the tragic news of the passing of my dear friend, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Holdings, along with his wife and son, and another close friend, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former group chairman of NGX Group.”
In the tweet on his X handle, he noted that:
“This loss is profoundly felt across the nation. I first met Herbert during his early days, on the brink of starting his marital journey. I vividly remember assisting him in preparing for his traditional wedding and being there for the ceremony with his wife, Chizoba, from Achina, Anambra State. Since then, I’ve maintained a connection to his endeavors in my own modest ways. Herbert, a determined and forward-thinking individual, led Access Bank to new heights following his brother Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede.
His noteworthy contributions extended beyond the professional realm, with commendable philanthropic efforts in health and education, exemplified by the establishment of Wigwe University, showcasing his deep commitment to education as a driver of development.
The loss of such an exceptional individual reminds us of life’s fleeting nature, encouraging us to live with a purpose that contributes to the betterment of humanity. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Herbert, his beloved wife, his son, and all those who lost their lives in the tragic plane crash. May God grant them eternal rest and provide strength to Herbert’s family, Access Holdings, and all of us mourning this irreplaceable loss.”
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election prayed God to grant the deceased family members a peaceful repose.”