On Monday, Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, and some of his colleagues paid a condolence visit to the aged parents of Herbert Wigwe, the late Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings PLC.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State announced this via social media.
The governor and his friends expressed their condolences to Pastor Shyngle Wigwe and his wife, Mrs Stella Wigwe, on the death of their son, his wife, and grandchild.
“In the company of Dr. Aliko Dangote and a group of close friends and associates, we gathered to express our heartfelt condolences to Pastor Shyngle Wigwe and his wife, Mrs. Stella Wigwe,” the leader of the party said.
“These mournful parents have lost their darling sons, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, Mrs. Chizoba, and his son Chizi, in a tragic helicopter accident.
“During this solemn visit, we fervently beseech God to grant eternal peace to the departed souls and bring solace to the grieving families they have left behind.”
Dangote and Abiodun were joined on the visit by Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Chairman of the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, and Atedo Peterside, Founder of Stanbic IBTC and the Anap Foundation, as well as political economist Prof Pat Utomi.
Meanwhile, US authorities have stated that witness reports indicate that it was raining when a helicopter crashed in California near the Nevada border on Friday, killing Wigwe, his wife, and son, as well as Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group. The catastrophe also claimed the lives of two other crew members.
“Witness reports to the weather condition at the time of the accident suggest rain and a wintry mix,” said Michael Graham, a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member, at a Sunday briefing.