The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu has described as a “great loss” the death of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Access Bank, Mr. Herbert Wigwe.
Wigwe died in a helicopter crash in the United States of America on Friday, along with his wife and son, Doreen and Chizi.
Kalu also mourned the demise of the former Group Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group), Mr Abimbola Ogunbanjo among others who also lost their lives in the crash.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Levinus Nwabughiogu on Sunday, Kalu described the deaths as shocking, devastating, heart-wrenching and tragic.
Kalu said that Wigwe was a fine gentleman and thorougbred professional who significantly impacted the finance and business climate, saying that Nigeria’s corporate world would greatly miss him.
Commiserating with the deceased families, friends and loved ones, Kalu also prayed God to give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses.
“I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of Wigwe, alongside his wife and son as well as Ogunbanjo, and others in a helicopter crash in the U.S.
“Wigwe was a visionary who significantly impacted our nation’s banking sector. His death is indeed a tragic loss to our finance industry.
“My sincere prayers are with his family, friends, and loved ones in this difficult time.
“May God grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss and may the souls of the departed find eternal peace in the Lord,” Kalu said.
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