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As the remains of former Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Dr. Herbert Wigwe; his wife, Doreen and first son, Chizzy, were buried in a private tomb inside the Wigwe University, Isiokpo, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State on Saturday, the event was attended by dignitaries from all walks of life.


Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote; former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, were at the event.

Also at the burial was the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun; Abia State Governor, Alex Otti and some other top dignitaries.

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, promised the state government’s commitment to supporting Wigwe University.

Fubara disclosed this on Saturday after the funeral service of the late Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe, in Isiokpo, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Wigwe, alongside his wife, Doreen, and son, Chizzy. died in a helicopter crash in California near the Nevada border, United States of America.

Also involved in the crash was the Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, Abimbola Ogunbanjo.

The governor said, “I want to say our brother has finished his work, though short. We, as a government, will do everything with the Wigwe Foundation to immortalise one thing.

“It is not the bank, the bank might have a new identity, a new boss to run it, other ventures will also have their names; but one thing that has his name is Wigwe University.

“We will do everything within our power to make sure the dream will continue to live just as he has planned it.”


questioned the mourners as to why they kept chasing worldly desires, stressing the significance of impacting lives rather than struggling for power.

“This one has to do with the political class, what is all these struggle all about? You want to kill, you want to bury, what is it all about?

“This is a man who was not a politician, he made his money through our investments, he had the world in his palm financially, he controlled even the political classes; but today, with all the power financially couldn’t control life. Is it not enough to ask ourselves why are we struggling? Why are we not making an impact on the lives of our people?” he queried.

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