CEO of Nigerian Bank, Alongside Wife and Son, Among Fatalities in California Helicopter Crash

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The CEO of a prominent Nigerian bank, along with his wife, son, and other distinguished individuals, tragically lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Southern California’s desert late Friday, as confirmed by World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in a statement on X, previously Twitter.

Access Bank’s chief executive, Herbert Wigwe, his wife, and son, along with Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the former group chairman of the Nigeria Stock Exchange, were among the victims of the crash, as conveyed by Okonjo-Iweala.

Expressing her condolences, Okonjo-Iweala extended sympathy to the Wigwe and Ogunbanjo families, Access Bank Group employees, and management, along with Herbert Wigwe’s partner, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, wishing the departed souls eternal peace.

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Nigerian President Bola Tinubu also identified Wigwe, his wife, Chizoba Wigwe, his son Chizi, and Ogunbanjo as the four passengers who perished in the tragic accident. Two pilots, as yet unnamed, also lost their lives.

Tinubu, in a statement on X, expressed profound sorrow over the overwhelming tragedy, extending heartfelt condolences to the affected families, the business community, and all impacted by the devastating incident.

Access Bank corroborated the news of Wigwe’s demise in a statement on X, paying tribute to his visionary leadership that propelled Access into a global force. The bank mourned the loss of Herbert Wigwe, acknowledging his enduring legacy of excellence and compassion that will continue to inspire generations.

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