The Executive Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has disclosed that the news of the passing of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Access Bank Holdings, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, who died in a helicopter crash in the United States of America, left him extremely shocked and devastated.
Obaseki who disclosed this on his X handle on Saturday, expressed sadness that Wigwe’s wife and son as well as the former Group Chairman of Nigeria Stock Exchange(NSE), Abimbola Ogunbanjo, also died in the crash.
The Governor said, “the tragic incident is painful and heart-wrenching, and we pray for God’s abiding comfort in this profoundly difficult time”.
He noted that Wigwe was a colossus in Nigeria’s financial sector, leading Access Bank to become an international brand that placed Nigeria on the global map of first-class financial services.
“I commiserate with the Wigwe family, the Ogunbanjo family, Access Bank Holding, the Nigeria Stock Exchange, friends, and associates, and pray that God will grant all the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss”, he wrote on his X handle.