What Wigwe told me before his death — FAAN MD
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Mrs. Olubunmi Kuku, has disclosed that the late Group CEO, Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe, told her he was committed to using his wealth, resources, and experience for the betterment of humanity.
Kuku said Wigwe stated this in a meeting with her and the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, last Tuesday.
While describing the late bank CEO as a “luminary in the financial services sector,” Kuku said the death of Wigwe would be “deeply felt.”
Wigwe died alongside his wife, son and the former Chairman of Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbajo in a helicopter crash in the United States on Friday.
Prominent Nigerians including President Bola Tinubu; Rivers State Governor, Simi Fubara; and management of Access Holdings Plc; amongst others have been expressing their condolences since the news of His shocking death broke.
As contained in a statement she signed on Saturday titled, ‘Mr. Wigwe will be missed,’ Kuku described the passing of the late Group CEO, Access Holdings Plc as sad.
The statement read, “On behalf of my family, the entire management, and staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), I extend our heartfelt condolences to the immediate and extended family of the Late Mr. Herbert Wigwe, his beloved wife, and son.
“Our sympathy also goes out to the staff, management of Access Holdings Plc, the How Foundation, and the broader banking community on this loss. “The news of their untimely passing came as a shock.
“It was particularly poignant as I had just met with Mr. Wigwe last Tuesday in Abuja, along with the Honourable Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, and some of our Directors.”
Kuku added that “during our meeting, he passionately discussed utilising his vast wealth, resources, and experience for the betterment of humanity.
“Mr. Wigwe was a luminary in the financial services sector, and his absence will be deeply felt as we honour his legacy of accomplishments and the significant philanthropic endeavors he championed.”