The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has mourned the death of the Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, who died along with five others in a helicopter crash in California, US.
It was reported that the plane was headed to Las Vegas when it crashed near a border city between Nevada and California on Friday night. The helicopter carrying six people crashed in San Bernardino County overnight, with authorities saying they have been unable to locate any survivors.
Reacting, Atiku described Herbert Wigwe as a consummate banker, education promoter, and a philanthropist.
Posting on X, Atiku wrote: “In the words of one of Nigeria’s finest CEOs, Herbert Wigwe, ‘Today and always, let us remember that life is a precious gift – a chance to breathe, feel, love, experience and connect. Let’s honour this gift by living with purpose, kindness, and gratitude, making every moment count. Let us number our days.’
“I’m deeply saddened to hear about the unfortunate incident that led to the loss of Herbert Wigwe, Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, and his family. Indeed, Herbert Wigwe, consummate banker, education promoter, and philanthropist, numbered his days. On behalf of my family, my heart goes out to their loved ones and everyone affected by this unfortunate incident. May their souls rest in peace. -AA”