Reports of a devastating helicopter crash near the California-Nevada border have emerged, claiming the lives of six passengers, including prominent Nigerian business leaders Herbert Wigwe and Abimbola Ogunbanjo.
According to sources close to MDB, Wigwe, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, was onboard the helicopter along with his wife and son. Ogunbanjo, the Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group), was also confirmed to be among the passengers.
The crash occurred on Friday, and no survivors have been found as of yet. Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Impactful Figures Lost:
The news of this tragedy has sent shockwaves through the Nigerian business community and beyond. Wigwe, a highly respected figure in the banking industry, was known for his leadership in transforming Access Holdings into a leading financial institution. Ogunbanjo, a seasoned lawyer and administrator, played a pivotal role in the development of the Nigerian capital market.
Both individuals were not only successful businessmen, but also active contributors to various social and economic initiatives. Their untimely passing leaves a significant void in the Nigerian landscape.