Nigerian President Tinubu Mourns Herbert Wigwe, Other US Helicopter Crash Victims

Herbert Wigwe, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings PLC, died, and President Bola Tinubu, his wife, and son all mourned his passing.

The helicopter crash killed Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group, as well as two crew members.

In a statement released on Sunday by his media aide, Ajuri Ngelale, the President described the helicopter crash as an immense sorrow.

Tinubu stated he was shocked and saddened to learn of Wigwe and Ogunbanjo’s deaths.

President Tinubu referred to their deaths as “an overwhelming tragedy that is shocking beyond comprehension.”

“The President expresses condolences to the Wigwe and Ogunbanjo families, the business community, and all those affected by this tragic occurrence.

“President Tinubu prays for the peaceful repose of the departed and asks God Almighty to comfort the multitude of Nigerians who are grieving and the families of the deceased at this deeply agonizing moment.”

Wigwe, his wife, and son were among the six people aboard the ill-fated plane.

Many Nigerians expressed their grief, astonishment, and tributes upon their tragic death.

The helicopter, a Eurocopter EC 130, was on its way to Las Vegas when it crashed last Friday night near Nipton, between Nevada and California.

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acknowledged the event in a statement, stating that all passengers died.

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