After receiving an official confirmation of events, President Bola Tinubu has said he received with shock and deep distress the news of the passing of Herbert Wigwe, top banker and entrepreneur, and Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, along with members of the Wigwe family.
The Eagle Online recalls that Wigwe, his family members and Ogunbanjo died in a helicopter crash on Friday.
The accident occurred in California, United States of America.
Wigwe was the Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc and founder of the How Foundation.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President, Ajuri Ngelale, on Sunday said Tinubu mourned these exceptional Nigerian business leaders, describing their passing as “an overwhelming tragedy that is shocking beyond comprehension”.
The President condoled with the Wigwe and Ogunbanjo families, the business community and all those impacted by this harrowing incident.
Ngelale said President Tinubu prayed for the peaceful repose of the departed and asked God Almighty to comfort the multitude of Nigerians who are grieving and the families of the deceased at this deeply agonising moment.