February 11,(THEWILL) – President Bola Tinubu has expressed shock and deep distress over the news of the passing of Herbert Wigwe, a top banker and entrepreneur and Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, along with members of the Wigwe family.
THEWILL reports that Wigwe, the founding Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), of Access Holdings Plc, died along with his wife, son and Ogunbanjo on Friday night, in a helicopter crash in California, United States.
In a press statement issued on Sunday, by Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, President Tinubu, mourned these exceptional Nigerian business leaders, describing their passing as “an overwhelming tragedy that is shocking beyond comprehension.”
The President extended his condolences to the Wigwe and Ogunbanjo families, the business community and all those impacted by this harrowing incident.
President Tinubu prayed for the peaceful repose of the departed and asked God Almighty to comfort the multitude of Nigerians, who are grieving and the families of the deceased at this deeply agonising moment.