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March 5, 2024

10 remarkable things associates, business leaders said of Herbert Wigwe at his funeral

10 remarkable things associates, business leaders said of Herbert Wigwe at his funeral

Corporate Nigeria and some political titans turned up on Monday to celebrate the life and times of the late Chief Executive Officer of Access Corporation Plc, Herbert Wigwe who all of them described as a titan.

In an emotion laden ‘Night of Tributes’ with touching memories, dignitaries from the public and private sectors, led by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, Minister of Finance, Wale Edun, governors of Lagos and Ogun states, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Dapo Abiodun, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN governor, Yemi Cardoso, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Chairman, Coronation Capital, Segun Agbaje, the Group Chief Executive Officer of GT Holding and bank chief executives sang praises of the late bank chief.

Here are ten remarkable things said about Wigwe from captains of industries, business leaders and politicians present at his funeral rite:

“Devoted friend, mentee and supporter” — Aliko Dangote

“Pillar of support” — Aliko Dangote

“Herbert Wigwe brought pride to Nigeria and to Africa” — Akinwunmi Adeshina

“Everything he touched turned into gold” — Akinwunmi Adeshina

“Brilliant banker who help to transform the banking industry in Nigeria” — Aig-Imoukhuede

“Pillar of support who was full of knowledge, ideas and creative thinking” — Wale Edun

“Herbert led from the front during the difficult period of COVID 19″ — Sanwo Olu

“Herbert believed in Nigeria” —Dapo Abiodun

“Exceptional individual who played a pivotal role in transforming Access Bank into one of Nigeria’s foremost financial institutions” — Yemi Cardoso

“Herbert was my colleague, friend, competitor and brother. Only Herbert could have been all those things to a human being” — Segun Agbaje

‘’He would always make the phone call to get you out of the spot you were in” — Segun Agbaje

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