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How I helped late Access Bank CEO, Wigwe prepare for his traditional wedding -Peter Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi has lamented over the death of Roosevelt Herbert Wigwe who until his death yesterday, was the Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings.

Roosevelt Herbert Wigwe alongside with his wife, Chizoba Wigwe, their son and two others died in a helicopter crash is US yesterday.

Hence, Peter Obi through his Twitter handle, reminisced his longstanding relationship with the late Access Bank CEO. He disclosed that he had met Roosevelt Herbert at the early stage of his career when he was about marrying his wife, Chizoba Wigwe who also hails from same state as Peter Obi, Anambra. Peter Obi disclosed in his lengthy tweet of lamentation how he had helped late Roosevelt Herbert Wigwe in planning his traditional wedding to Chizoba.

His tweets read: “This loss is profoundly felt across the nation. I first met Herbert during his early days, on the brink of starting his marital journey. I vividly remember assisting him in preparing for his traditional wedding and being there for the ceremony with his wife, Chizoba, from Achina, Anambra State.

“Since then, I’ve maintained a connection to his endeavors in my own modest ways. Herbert, a determined and forward-thinking individual, led Access Bank to new heights following his brother Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede.

“His noteworthy contributions extended beyond the professional realm, with commendable philanthropic efforts in health and education, exemplified by the establishment of Wigwe University, showcasing his deep commitment to education as a driver of development.

“The loss of such an exceptional individual reminds us of life’s fleeting nature, encouraging us to live with a purpose that contributes to the betterment of humanity. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Herbert, his beloved wife, and his son”.

 

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