Femi Otedola Griefs For Herbert Wigwe And Family As He Recalls Dinner With Dangote In The Late Banker’s House

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Famous Nigerian businessman Femi Otedola expressed his deep sorrow on Twitter following the unexpected deaths of Dr. Herbert Wigwe, the CEO of Access Holdings, his wife Chizoba, and their first child, Chizi.

On February 10, 2024, the well-known banker and his family died in an American helicopter disaster.

Herbert Wigwe’s close friend and colleague, Femi Otedola, recounted the final minutes he spent with the family at their newly constructed Lagos house two weeks prior.

Alongside fellow billionaire Aliko Dangote, Otedola was a guest at a dinner hosted by the Wigwes, an evening that now holds bittersweet memories as a farewell to a man described as a “banking genius.”

Sharing a poignant photo from that evening, Otedola expressed his disbelief and sorrow.

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.”

Herbert Wigwe The Chief Executive of Access Holdings Dies In Fatal Chopper Crash with His Wife & Child

Africanglitz reported that Herbert Wigwe, the group chief executive officer of Access Holdings Plc, his wife, and their child have died after their private helicopter crashed in a fatal accident in the United States. The helicopter crashed and killed him and five others in California.

According to reports, the chopper was headed to Las Vegas when it crashed near a border city between Nevada and California on Friday, February 9th night.

The 57-year-old bank executive was on board the crashed chopper with his wife, Dame Chizoba Wigwe, and one of their son. They were headed to Las Vegas after a business meeting to watch a Super Bowl game. Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the group chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group) was also with them.

The United States Federal Aviation Administration has affirmed that 6 people were onboard the crashed chopper, and there were no survivors recorded. However, investigations have commenced as to why the chopper crashed so suddenly, as the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board have sent investigative teams to the crash site of the Airbus H130 copter.

Herbert Wigwe The Chief Executive of Access Holdings Dies In Fatal Chopper Crash with His Wife & Child

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