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Herbert Wigwe: ‘It’s unfortunate’ – Atiku reacts to death of Access Bank founder

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has described the death of Herbert Wigwe, founder of Access Holdings Plc, as unfortunate.

Atiku described Wigwe as a consummate banker, education promoter and philanthropist.

Posting on X, Atiku wrote: “In the words of one of Nigeria’s finest CEOs, Herbert Wigwe, “Today and always, let us remember that life is a precious gift – a chance to breathe, feel, love, experience and connect. Let’s honour this gift by living with purpose, kindness, and gratitude, making every moment count. Let us number our days.

“I’m deeply saddened to hear about the unfortunate incident that led to the loss of Herbert Wigwe, Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, and his family. Indeed, Herbert Wigwe, consummate banker, education promoter, and philanthropist, numbered his days. On behalf of my family, my heart goes out to their loved ones and everyone affected by this unfortunate incident. May their souls rest in peace. -AA”

We reported that Wigwe, his wife, son and others, died in a helicopter crash in California, United States.

Wigwe died at the age of 58. He was born in Ibadan Oyo State on August 15, 1966.


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