Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State has expressed shock and sadness over the death of Mr Herbert Wigwe, the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Access Bank, his wife Doreen, and their son Chizi in a helicopter crash in the United States of America over the weekend.
In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Festus Ahon, on Monday, Governor Oborevwori also mourned the demise of the former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group), Abimbola Ogunbanjo, among others who lost their lives in the crash.
The governor described their deaths as awful, heartbreaking, startling, and devastating. Oborevwori remarked that Wigwe was a visionary leader and a thoroughbred professional who had a significant impact on the banking and business atmosphere. He noted that the corporate world in Nigeria would miss him a great deal.
He extended his condolences to the deceased family, Access Holdings, friends, and loved ones, and prayed for God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses.
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Governor Oborevwori said, “I am deeply saddened by the unfortunate news of the death of Mr. Herbert Wigwe, the Group CEO of Access Bank, alongside his wife and son, as well as Abimbola Ogunbanjo, a former Group Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group, and others in a helicopter crash in the United States of America.
“Wigwe was a visionary leader who had a significant influence on Nigeria’s banking industry. His passing is undoubtedly a devastating loss for the finance sector.
“My sincere condolences to his family, colleagues at Access Holdings, friends, and loved ones in this difficult time. May God grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss, and may the souls of the departed find eternal rest in the bosom of our Lord.”