Elumelu on Wigwe, Ogunbanjo: Great lights, true patriots

The Founder of United Bank for Africa, Tony Elumelu, has described the Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings PLC, Herbert Wigwe, and former Chairman of the Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, as true patriots and great lights.

Elumelu said this on his X handle following the death of Wigwe and Ogunbajo in an air mishap on Friday.

The accident occurred in California, United States of America.

The Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation tweeted on Sunday: “The news of Herbert Wigwe’s and Bimbo Ogunbanjo’s untimely passing is terribly sad and distressing. 

“Nigeria, indeed Africa, has lost two of our brightest minds.  I admired them both and we all shared the desire to drive Nigeria’s transformation. 

“Herbert was an exceptional talent, committed to advancing the banking and financial sector in Nigeria, with Access Holdings. Likewise, Bimbo’s tenure as Group chairman of the NGX group was distinguished by excellence. 

“Both will be sorely missed by all. Their leadership and entrepreneurial drive will continue to serve as shining examples to millions of our young people.

“May Bimbo, Herbert, his dear wife, Chizoba, and his son, Chizi, rest in perfect peace. May God give their immediate families strength and grace in this difficult time.” 

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