Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara has expressed shock and sadness at the news of the demise of Dr. Herbert Wigwe, his wife Chizoba, son and others in a helicopter crash in California near the Nevada border, USA, describing the incident as a monumental disaster.
Governor Fubara, on behalf of his family, the State Government and people of Rivers State commiserates with the Wigwe family over this unfortunate incident, urging them to be comforted by God’s assurances of His love and outpouring of global sympathy on this deep pain and loss.
The Governor said there are no words to convey how terrible these losses are, and the state and indeed Nigeria will miss an unassuming, iconic and accomplished illustrious son of Isiokpo in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Rivers State and the Nation are in tears because it would be extremely difficult to understand this sweeping loss of a family involving a strong pillar, accomplished banker and philanthropist with tentacles in the education sector”, the Governor said, noting that the prestigious Wigwe University which he pioneered must not be allowed to die.
Dr. Herbert Wigwe rose to become one of the most outstanding African financial sector leaders and global figure who superintended over the impressive growth of the Access Bank Group, and also established the Wigwe University in Isiokpo, the headquarters of Ikwerre Local Government Area with a 60% local and 40% expatriate faculty population.
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Sunday, February 11, 2024