Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State Expresses Grief Over Tragic Demise of Herbert Wigwe, Access Holdings Plc CEO, and Chief Abimbola Ogunbanjo, Former NGX Group Chairman, in US Helicopter Crash
Abiodun expressed his shock in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Lekan Adeniran.
Wigwe, alongside his wife, son, Ogunbanjo and two others, died in a helicopter crash on Friday in California, USA.
The governor described the incident as a devastating loss for the families of the deceased, friends and the entire business community in Nigeria.
Abiodun said Wigwe was a quintessential banker who contributed immensely to the Nigerian economy, adding that he was a pillar of support to his administration in Ogun.
According to him, Wigwe’s death has created a void that will be difficult to fill.
He condoled with the families of the deceased, the management and staff of Access Holdings, the business communities and the Rivers government on the tragic incident.
“I am deeply saddened by the news of the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Herbert Wigwe and five others. My thoughts and prayers are with their families during this difficult time.
“Herbert Wigwe was not only a respected business leader but also a role model for many aspiring entrepreneurs.
His contributions to the banking sector and the Nigerian economy will always be remembered,” he said.
Abiodun also condoled with the Ogunbanjos on the death of Chief Abimbola Ogunbanjo in the crash.
He stated that Ogunbanjo was born into the family of the late Chief Chris Ogunbanjo of Erunwon in Ogun.
Abiodun described the late Ogunbanjo as not just an exceptional businessman but also a man of great character and integrity.
The governor noted that as chairman of NGX Group Plc, the deceased played a vital role in shaping the Nigerian financial market and contributed to its growth and development.
“His dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to excellence have left an indelible mark on the industry.
“In moments like this, words seem inadequate to express the magnitude of our loss.
“As a state, we extend our deepest condolences to the Ogunbanjo family, friends, and colleagues,” Abiodun said