President Tinubu Mourns Loss of Business Icons: Herbert Wigwe and Abimbola Ogunbanjo Remembered
In a solemn moment of grief and disbelief, President Bola Tinubu expresses profound sorrow over the tragic passing of two distinguished figures in Nigeria’s business landscape: Mr. Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Holdings Plc, and Mr. Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc. Alongside members of the Wigwe family, their untimely demise sends shockwaves through the nation, leaving a void in the hearts of countless Nigerians.
President Tinubu’s sentiments come after receiving official confirmation of the devastating events, prompting an outpouring of condolences and tributes from across the country. The loss of Mr. Herbert Wigwe, CON, renowned banker and entrepreneur, and Mr. Abimbola Ogunbanjo, OFR, respected business leader, is described by the President as an “overwhelming tragedy that is shocking beyond comprehension.”
In his message of condolence, President Tinubu extends heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved families, the business community, and all those affected by this profound loss. He acknowledges the immense contributions of Wigwe and Ogunbanjo to Nigeria’s economic development and their enduring legacy as pillars of the business community.
As the nation mourns the passing of these exceptional individuals, President Tinubu offers prayers for the peaceful repose of their souls and calls upon God Almighty to provide solace and comfort to the grieving families and the multitude of Nigerians touched by this tragedy.
The loss of Herbert Wigwe and Abimbola Ogunbanjo leaves an indelible mark on Nigeria’s business landscape, reminding us of the fragility of life and the enduring impact of visionary leadership. Their legacy will continue to inspire future generations of business leaders, ensuring that their contributions to nation-building are never forgotten.
Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, echoes President Tinubu’s sentiments, emphasizing the profound sense of loss felt by the entire nation. In this moment of collective mourning, Nigerians unite in honoring the memory of Herbert Wigwe, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, and their invaluable contributions to the growth and prosperity of the nation.
As tributes pour in from across the country, the legacy of Herbert Wigwe and Abimbola Ogunbanjo serves as a beacon of inspiration and a testament to the power of entrepreneurship and visionary leadership. Their absence leaves a void that can never be filled, but their enduring impact will continue to shape the future of Nigeria for generations to come.
In the midst of sorrow, President Tinubu calls upon all Nigerians to remember the remarkable lives and legacies of Herbert Wigwe and Abimbola Ogunbanjo, ensuring that their memory lives on as a source of inspiration and guidance in the pursuit of excellence and service to humanity.