Aviation Minister Pays Condolence Visit To Late Herbert Wigwe’s Family

Aviation Minister Pays Condolence Visit To Late Herbert Wigwe’s Family

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo (SAN) today expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Chairman of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, who tragically passed away in a helicopter crash near Nevada in the US.

A statement signed by Tunde Moshood, SA Media and Communications to the Honourable Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development says “the Minister, accompanied by other dignitaries including former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, and esteemed banking industry icon, Cecilia Ibru, visited the home of the late Herbert Wigwe to offer their support and solidarity during this difficult time.

During the visit, the Minister took a moment to sign the condolences register, paying tribute to the memory of the late banking visionary and his family, who lost their lives in the tragic accident. The Minister shared words of comfort and reassurance with the bereaved family, highlighting the enduring legacy of Herbert Wigwe and his contributions to the banking and most recently the education sector.

The presence of distinguished personalities such as Donald Duke and Cecilia Ibru underscored the significance of Herbert Wigwe’s impact on both the financial industry and broader society. Their presence served as a poignant reminder of the profound loss felt not only by the Wigwe family but also by the entire nation.

The Minister’s relationship with the Wigwes dates back to the 2000s when they were all in Anthony Village, Lagos where the late banking guru’s dad was living before they moved to Island.

Aside being family friends, the Minister’s visit to the Wigwes also exemplifies government’s commitment to standing in solidarity with families affected by tragic events and providing support during times of grief.

As the nation mourns the loss of Herbert Wigwe, his wife, and first son, Minister Keyamo’s gesture of compassion and empathy serves as a beacon of hope amidst sorrow.”

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Albinus Chiedu

Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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