Tuesday, June 25, 2024

What former VP Osinbajo said about late Herbert Wigwe

The former Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has expressed his deep sorrow over the passing of Herbert Wigwe, the late CEO of Access Holdings Plc, stating that his death is a significant loss for Africa and the world.

During a heartfelt service of songs at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Resurrection Parish in Lekki, Lagos, Prof. Osinbajo spoke about Herbert Wigwe.

He described him as more than just a figure in the financial services sector.

According to Prof. Osinbajo, Wigwe was a true friend who not only talked the talk but also walked the talk.

In his words: “This is not just a national tragedy but across Africa and many parts of the world. Many are grieving the loss of a true  friend, a hope bringer and a man for whom the future always seems too imminent.

“Across this land and elsewhere, many have been weeping with you. This tragedy has trouble so many, young and old; Herbert friends and associates, Doris’ circle of friends and associates, Chizie’s friends, a deep dark cloud hang over our heart.

Narrating his last moment with the late Wigwe, Osinbajo said: “However,  we have heard so much about Herbert examplary lifes and times, I have known him for so many years. While I was in office for the entire eight years that I was in office, Herbert called me practically every other month just to say how are you doing never ask for favour.

“But two months before I left office he called me and said he needed to see me and I thought he must have some mission and he came with a note book and I was very surprised because Herbert never ever came with a note book and said he wants to know what my plans are for the future after I left office. I laughed over it but he insisted and he took note diligently of everything that I said I wanted to do. Thereafter he visited me at least three or four times before I left office”

Continuing, “the Thursday before the week he died, he called me on Tuesday that he is coming to see me on Thursday and he did. He spent about two hours reviewing practically about everything, so many things. The university, philanthropist he was involved in and various other things.

Late Herbert Wigwe in office

“I don’t think any event in recent times for me in particular had so germane and made it clear how important friends are and how important our relationship are. Herbert was someone who walk the talk of brotherhood and friendship, he doesn’t just talk but he walk the talk. He was there for his friends,  associates and we see how deeply he care for his family.”

Also Access Bank ex-Chair, Ajoritsedere Awosika, described the late Wigwe as an unforgettable personality whose life touched millions of lives; “The works of Herbert speaks for him, o salute God for giving us such rare gift in this generation. His love touched lifes. He renders service of excellence,  compassion and serve humanity”, she said.

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