Nigerians Continue to Mourn Death of Access Bank CEO.

Social media users in Nigeria continue to express grief following the sudden demise of Herbert Wigwe, the group chief executive officer of Access Holdings Plc.

According to Tribute Online, the Nigerian billionaire banker and entrepreneur, along with his wife, children, and Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX Group), Abimbola Ogunbanjo, were involved in a helicopter crash in California, United States of America.

Born on August 15, 1966, the late Group Managing Director/CEO of one of Nigeria’s top five banking institutions has been eulogized by an X (formerly Twitter) user, simply identified as Seun, as one of the country’s finest deal makers.

“Appears it’s true. Herbert Wigwe was one of the biggest and finest deal makers in Nigerian financial services sector. May his soul RIP. 💔” he tweeted @Oluseun_akin1

Also reacting to the news of Wigwe’s sudden demise, many other Nigerians on X described his death as a significant loss to the nation and its financial sector.

“He was just giving a farewell speech to Uncle Abdul Imoyo few weeks ago. Whaoooo… Life is truly fickle. He is one of Nigeria's finest. May his soul be accepted by his creator. Rest on Herbert Wigwe,” another user, Abby Curtis (@CurtisAbbi) said.

Tolulope Micheal, bidding farewell to the late banker, described his death as shocking and hard to believe.

"The news of the death of CEO of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe is shocking and horrible!! May his soul and the soul of other victims involved in the helicopter crash, rest in peace. It’s sad. I’m still hoping for someone to come out and debunk this,” he tweeted @im_tolumicheal.

Another X user, identified as AareMusbau (@musbauceo), who shared a short clip of Herbert Wigwe speaking to his community people about his university project, tweeted:

“This video of Dr. Herbert Wigwe assuring his community people of providing them with the best university in Africa keeps flashing on my mind. Indeed, life is too short, and the next seconds is not guaranteed. Rest on.”

Lawrence Okoro (Sir Law), who tweeted @LawrenceOkoroPG, said losing both Wigwe and Ogunbanjo to a helicopter crash was a very sad incident.

“It’s a very sad day for Nigeria as two business icons are confirmed dead in a helicopter crash in the United States. Rest in Peace, Herbert Wigwe & Abimbola Ogunbanjo.”

Dr Dipo Awojide, while reacting to the passing of Wigwe, described him as one of true champions of human capital in Nigeria and African continent.

“Herbert Wigwe was one of the true champions of Human Capital in Nigeria and Africa. He wrote some much about skills, education and recently started a university. God please console his family and friends. This is tragic and heartbreaking 💔. God please have mercy!!! 😭😭😭”

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