Wigwe’s Death Is A Terrible Blow Nigeria and Africa’s Banking Industry – Onanuga Mourns Access Bank Boss

Bayo Onanuga, the Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Information and Strategy, reminisced about a conversation he had with the late Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Roosevelt Herbert Wigwe.

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.

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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.

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“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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