Former President John Dramni Mahama has penned down a heartfelt tribute to the late Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank, Dr Herbert Wigwe.
In his write-up on Monday night, the 2024 Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) expressed his struggles at reconciling himself with the news of the death of his “friend”.
“It’s difficult coming to terms with the tragic accident that claimed the lives of my dear friend Herbert Wigwe, his wife and son, along with three others. My sympathies go out to the families of those who perished in the tragic accident and our thoughts are with Herbert’s surviving children and the families of all who died.”
According to him, he met with Dr Wigwe in 2009 when he set out to establish a branch of the bank, a subsidiary of Access Holdings, in Ghana.
“I had the privilege of knowing Herbert more closely from 2009 during his setting up of the Access Bank branch in Ghana. He came across as a brilliant and determined young man who was on a swift upward trajectory. This is evident in the growth of Access Bank into a widely recognised global brand.”
Mr Mahama in his post on Facebook affirmed, “Herbert’s legacy in the finance and banking sector will always be remembered.”
The Nigerian businessman perished along with his wife and son last Friday in a plane crash in the United States of America (USA).
He was 57 years old.