Chairman of Transcorp Group Tony Elumelu has reacted to the death of the chief executive officer of Access Holdings Plc Herbert Wigwe and former group chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Abimbola Ogunbanjo, describing it as “sad and distressing”.
Mr Wigwe, wife Chizoba, first son Chizi, and Mr Ogunbanjo died in a helicopter crash in the United States on February 9.
The news of the incident has left many, including those in the banking and finance sector, devastated.
In a social media post on Sunday titled ‘Tribute to Great Lights – True Patriots’, Mr Elumelu said he admired Wigwe and Ogunbanjo, noting that they were two of Africa’s brightest minds.
“The news of Herbert Wigwe’s and Bimbo Ogunbanjo’s untimely passing is terribly sad and distressing,” the founder of Heirs Holdings wrote.
“Nigeria, indeed Africa, has lost two of our brightest minds. I admired them both and we all shared the desire to drive Nigeria’s transformation.