A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Chief Don Etiebet, CON, has described the late CEO of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe as an epitome of youth entrepreneurship in Nigeria.
ThisNigeria reported that Wigwe, alongside his wife, Chizoba, their son and three others died in a helicopter crash in the United States on Friday, February 9th.
Mourning Wigwe in a statement issued on Sunday, Etibet described Wigwe as his brother, friend and business partner.
The statement read: “The news of Wigwe’s passing is not only shocking, devastating and unbelievable but untalkable and unbearable as I have lost words to describe my feeling.
“Dr Herbert Wigwe, an epitome of youth entrepreneurship was a beacon for all Nigerians in financial business engineering successes.
“He put the Nigerian nation on the international financial map within a short time of becoming the GMD of Access Bank, transforming it into a Holding conglomerate which he headed as the President of Access Corporation.
“He was a star, affable, always smiling and friendly. He was a firm and decisive person which made him to be very successful in the banking industry.
“We shall all miss him. May his soul and those of his wife, son and friend Abimbola rest in peace.
“May the Almighty God grant his family, the Access Corporation and friends, the grace to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude.”