Abike Dabiri expresses grief over the loss of Herbert Wigwe, remembering him as a compassionate leader

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Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has conveyed her deep sorrow over the tragic passing of Herbert Wigwe, the esteemed group chief executive officer of Access Holdings Plc.

Mr. Wigwe, along with his wife Chizoba and first son Chizi, tragically lost their lives in a helicopter crash on February 9.

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The ill-fated helicopter, operated by Orbic Air LLC, departed from Palm Springs Airport, California, en route to Boulder City, Nevada, before crashing near the Nevada border.

The Eurocopter EC 130 aircraft, carrying six individuals, including former group chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, met a devastating fate with no survivors.

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In a heartfelt tribute provided exclusively to YEPS on Monday, Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa expressed her profound condolences, recognizing Wigwe’s indelible legacy as a compassionate leader and dedicated professional.

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“In memory of Herbert Wigwe, a compassionate leader and dedicated professional. Your unwavering support, humility, and professionalism during challenging times will always be remembered,” she wrote.

“This is a profound loss for Access Bank and our country. May his soul find eternal peace. Condolences to his family, friends, and business associates.”

Wigwe and his wife are survived by three children, leaving behind a legacy of love and leadership.

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