Tinubu Mourns Wigwe

President Bola Tinubu has joined in the mourning of the death of  Mr. Herbert Wigwe in a helicopter accident.

 This was contained in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, noting that the passage of Abimbola Ogunbanjo, Wigwe’s wife and son was shocking.  

He described as “an overwhelming tragedy that is shocking beyond comprehension” the crash that took away two senior members of the Nigerian business community.

The statement reads: “After receiving official confirmation of events, President Bola Tinubu received with shock and deep distress the news of the passing of Mr. Herbert Wigwe, top banker and entrepreneur, and Mr. Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former group chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, along with members of the Wigwe family.

“Mr. Herbert Wigwe, CON, was the group chief executive officer of Access Holdings Plc and founder of the How Foundation.

“President Tinubu mourns these exceptional Nigerian business leaders and describes their passing as ‘an overwhelming tragedy that is shocking beyond comprehension.

“The President condoles with the Wigwe and Ogunbanjo families, the business community, and all those impacted by this harrowing incident.

“President Tinubu prays for the peaceful repose of the departed and asks God Almighty to comfort the multitude of Nigerians who are grieving and the families of the deceased at this deeply agonizing moment.”

Meanwhile, the United States authorities have said rain and wintry weather could be responsible for the helicopter crash.

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