UBA Chairman Mourns Loss of Wigwe and Ogunbanjo in Helicopter Crash

In a heartfelt tribute, the Chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), Tony Elumelu, has mourned the untimely passing of Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Holdings Plc, and Bimbo Ogunbanjo, former group chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc.

The two Nigerian business leaders tragically lost their lives in a helicopter crash in the United States over the weekend.

Elumelu expressed his sadness and distress over the loss of these two great minds, describing them as true patriots who had a strong desire to drive Nigeria’s transformation.

He praised Wigwe for his exceptional talent and commitment to advancing the banking and financial sector in Nigeria, while also acknowledging the distinguished tenure of Ogunbanjo as Group chairman of the NGX group.

The UBA Chairman emphasized that both Wigwe and Ogunbanjo will be sorely missed by all, and their leadership and entrepreneurial drive will continue to serve as shining examples to millions of young people in Nigeria and across Africa.

In his tribute, Elumelu extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of both men and prayed for God to grant them strength and grace during this difficult time.

He also expressed his condolences to the family of Chizoba Wigwe, Herbert’s wife, and Chizi Wigwe, his son, who also lost their lives in the tragic accident.

As Nigeria and the global business community mourn the loss of these two remarkable individuals, their legacies will undoubtedly live on, inspiring future generations to strive for excellence and make a lasting impact on their communities and industries.

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