Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has described as tragic the death of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Access Holdings Plc, Mr. Herbert Wigwe in a helicopter crash in the United States of America.
Wigwe, his wife, son, and three others, including Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former chairman of NGX Group Plc, died when their helicopter crashed near the border of California and Nevada on Friday night.
Governor Abiodun described the incident as a devastating loss for the families, friends, and the entire business community in Nigeria.
The governor described Wigwe as a quintessential banker who contributed immensely to the Nigerian economy, adding that he was a pillar of support to his administration’s ‘Building Our Future Together’ agenda.
According to him, Wigwe’s death has created a void that will be difficult 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.”