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Nigeria Mourns Herbert Wigwe’s Tragic Helicopter Crash

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Heartfelt Tributes Flow Following Tragic Helicopter Crash Claiming Access Holdings CEO Herbert Wigwe

The Nigerian community is plunged into mourning following the devastating news of the untimely demise of Herbert Wigwe, the esteemed Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, in a harrowing helicopter accident in the United States. This heartbreaking incident, which occurred late Friday, February 9, has left the nation reeling in shock and sorrow. Alongside Mr. Wigwe, his wife, son, and Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the former Chairman of NGX Group, were among the passengers who tragically perished in the crash near Nipton, California.

The circumstances surrounding the crash have sparked widespread disbelief and speculation, with authorities working diligently to uncover the cause of this tragic event. Reports indicate that the Eurocopter EC130 crashed around 10 p.m. local time near Nipton, California, an unincorporated community approximately 60 miles south of Las Vegas in eastern San Bernardino County. Officials from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were notified of the downed aircraft at 10:12 p.m. local time.

Confirming the somber reality, Access Holdings released a statement expressing profound sadness at the loss of their co-founder and leader, further intensifying the outpouring of condolences and sympathy from all corners of the country.

After the tragic loss, notable figures like Olayemi Cardoso, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Governor, and Femi Otedola, a prominent businessman, expressed deep condolences and praised Herbert Wigwe’s substantial contributions to banking and beyond. Their heartfelt messages, shared on February 11th, underscore Wigwe’s profound impact on countless lives, professionally and personally.

As Nigeria copes with this tragedy, Herbert Wigwe’s memory as a visionary leader and cherished family man is foremost in our mourning. Despite the deep grief, his remarkable achievements and lasting impact offer solace to those privileged to have known him.

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