Senator mourns tragic death of Herbert Wigwe

NewsroomFebruary 13, 20242 min

Herbert Wigwe, Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Died at the age of 57 in a chopper crash in the United States of America.

Herbert Wigwe

Senator Sani Musa (APC, Niger East) has expressed profound sadness over the tragic death of Access Holding Chief Executive Officer, Herbert Wigwe, his wife, and son in a recent helicopter crash in California, USA.

In a personally signed statement on Tuesday, Senator Musa, who chairs the Senate Committee on Finance, conveyed his deep distress and described the death of Wigwe as a big blow not only to the Nigerian banking and finance sector where he proved his worth but to the entire country.

According to Senator Musa, “I am down in spirit that we have to lose Herbert Wigwe this early in life. He was a man of integrity and strong conviction to work, he was a great personality and in his chosen career, he exhibited a high level of professionalism and unmatched leadership which marked him out as a true patriot. He was a man who never believed in cutting corners to achieve business success.”

“He was a visionary, charismatic, and transformational leader, who contributed significantly to the development of the banking industry in Nigeria and the economy at large.

He added that “the late Wigwe will be greatly missed by him and his constituents against the backdrop for his vision in catering for the educational development of the country and will be cherished for his love for Nigeria, he had promised to construct a state of the art primary school in Niger East Senatorial District.

“I wish to on behalf of my family and the people of Niger East Senatorial District offer our condolences to the Wigwe family, the Board and Management of Access Bank, the Governor of Rivers State, the President and of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for losing such a great son, iconic entrepreneur a serial investor at such a time that our country needs his services the most.

“My heartfelt 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 statement read.


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