Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has honoured the memory of the late Access Holdings Plc GCEO, Herbert Wigwe, descring him as a beacon of innovation and wisdom.
His departure, he said in a statement he signed himself, leaves a void that will be deeply felt.
Read the statement below:
Sanwo-Olu mourns Herbert Wigwe
Herbert, my brother, my friend and my adviser.
Herbert, the king of visionary and disruptive ideas.
I’m deeply saddened by the tragic loss of my dear brother and friend, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, his dear wife Doreen, and their beloved son Chizi in a helicopter crash.
Herbert was not just a brother and visionary leader but one of the brightest minds in Africa. His impact on our nation and beyond will be remembered forever. My heart mourns.
Herbert’s contributions to Banking and the financial sector in Africa were unparalleled. He was an unapologetic believer in the Nigerian solution. His dedication and passion for progress inspired us all. Today, we mourn not just a leader but a true friend and brother. Lagos and Nigeria have lost a remarkable soul. Rest in peace, my brother.
We also lost another great business leader and legal luminary, my egbon Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former Group Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, who contributed significantly to the development of the Capital Markets and Corporate law in Nigeria. May his soul rest in peace.
In this difficult time, our thoughts are with the families of all the victims, and we pray for strength and grace.
Lagos State Governor
11th February 2024