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Watch Aliko Dangote, Babajide Sanwo-Olu & Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede Heartfelt Tributes to Herbert Wigwe

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It was an emotional night on March 4, 2024, as buddies, household, associates, enterprise leaders, and political dignitaries gathered on the “Dr. Herbert Wigwe Celebrating Career Excellence” ceremony to rejoice the lifetime of the late group managing director and CEO of Entry Financial institution Plc, Herbert Wigwe.

The ceremony marked the primary of the funeral rites, and current had been notable figures together with the founding father of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote; minister of finance, Wale Edun; governors of Lagos and Ogun states, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Dapo Abiodun; CBN governor, Yemi Cardoso; Chairman of Coronation Capital, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede; group chief government officer of GT Holdings, Segun Agbaje; and the president of AfDB, Akinwunmi Adesina, who all took turns to share heartfelt recollections of Herbert Wigwe.

Aliko Dangote described Herbert Wigwe as a faithful buddy, mentee, and supporter. “He’s a pillar of assist and power for me and my household. He supported me as the corporate grew, and he’s a part of the success story. Herbert’s clever counsel was central to the expansion of the Dangote Group. I’ll without end cherish his friendship, and I owe him a debt of gratitude. Herbert’s braveness was second to none, and he was by no means wanting something. We share a standard precept of perseverance, which is a secret to success,” Dangote mentioned.

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, who was Herbert Wigwe’s closest buddy, emotionally spoke of his philanthropy and dedication to Africa’s progress: “Individuals who didn’t know him prior to now learnt about his philanthropy and learnt that Africa continues to be able to producing excellent people. Herbert was dedicated to constructing an African continent. Herbert was very involved in regards to the state of the nation, and he knew time was not on the aspect of Nigeria and Africa. We now have now realised that tomorrow is as we speak.”

In immortalising Herbert Wigwe’s legacy, Aliko Dangote introduced that the 20-kilometre refinery and petrochemical 20-kilometre highway will probably be named after him, and Babajide-Sanwo-Olu mentioned, “We should do one thing with that identify on Lagos Island to immortalise legacies and recollections of Herbert Wigwe.”

The audio system all honoured Herbert Wigwe, his spouse Chizoba Wigwe, and their son, Chizi Wigwe, who tragically handed away in a helicopter crash on February 9.

Wigwe was stuffed with concepts, data, and inventive in his considering – Wale Edun, minister of finance

“Herbert Wigwe’s demise stays unbelievable” – Dapo Abiodun, Ogun State governor

“The depth with which Entry Financial institution was run by those that constructed it was unimaginable.” – Karl Toriola, CEO, MTN Nigeria

“Wigwe was a superb connector and drawback solver; his favorite phrases had been ‘depart that to me, take into account it performed.” – Ronke Kuye, CEO, SANEF Ltd.

“Herbert’s imaginative and prescient, exemplary management, and dedication have left a mark on our continent.” – Bolaji Agbede, Interim CEO, Entry Holdings

Watch the tribute ceremony

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGz3kM6YAL0

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