ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)–Business mogul, Femi Otedola has recounted how Herbert Wigwe, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, hosted him and Aliko Dangote in his new mansion two weeks before his death.
Wigwe, his wife, and son were aboard an ill-fated helicopter that crashed near the Nevada border in California, United States, on Friday.
Also on board the helicopter, along with two others was Abimbola Ogunbajo, former chairman of the Nigeria Exchange Group.
Authorities in the United States reported that preliminary assessments indicated that the crash was caused by rain and wintry conditions.
Taking to his X account to react to the death, Otedola described it as a loss of “a banking genius”.
I am shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of a banking genius Herbert Wigwe, his dear wife Chizoba and first son Chizi.
Recounting his visit, he stated that he will cherish the memories of time they spent together.
Otedola extended his deepest condolences to Wigwe’s children, Tochi, Hannah, and David as he offered prayers for comfort and strength during this difficult period.
He wrote, “I am shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of a banking genius Herbert Wigwe, his dear wife Chizoba and first son Chizi.
“Exactly two weeks ago Herbie and his wife hosted myself and Aliko to dinner at his newly built home in Lagos. I will cherish and fondly remember my memories of time spent together with him over the years.
“Herbie, we will all miss you.
“Your legacy will live on forever.
“My heartfelt condolences go out to his children Tochi, Hannah and David. I pray God comforts them during this tragic time.
“May the souls of the departed rest in perfect peace… F.Ote💲.”