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What Wigwe once told me – Onanuga reacts to death of Access Bank boss

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Bayo Onanuga, the Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Information and Strategy, has recalled what the late Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Access Holdings, Roosevelt Herbert Wigwe once told him.

DAILY POST reports that Wigwe, the Co-founder of Access Bank and the founder, Wigwe University, alongside his wife, Chizoba, son and lawyer, Abimbola Ogunbanjo died in a helicopter crash on Friday.

The chopper was headed to Las Vegas when it crashed near a border city between Nevada and California on Friday night.


The US government confirmed all on board dead as no survivor has been located as of Saturday morning.

“The death of Roosevelt Herbert Wigwe is a terrible blow for Nigeria and Africa’s banking industry,” Onanuga wrote on X.

“Wigwe had a big vision to make Access Holdings Africa’s biggest, with all the unquenchable thirst for acquisitions.

“He also made a mark in his community, by building a university, that he once told me will make a difference by focusing on entrepreneurship. He has now left all to return to his maker.

“May his soul rest in perfect peace. May the souls of his wife Chizoba, son and lawyer Abimbola Ogunbanjo, who died in the same ghastly copter crash in California desert also rest in peace.”

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