‘Lagos will not forget Herbert Wigwe’ – Sanwo-Olu to immortalise late founder of Access Bank

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Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, vowed to immortalise the late founder of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe, who was born at the Island Maternity Hospital in the state.

Sanwo-Olu made the pledge on Monday night at an event to celebrate the late Group Chief Executive, Access Corporation, Dr Herbert Wigwe, tagged, “Celebrating Herbert Wigwe – A Professional Legacy”.

NAN reports that the event was divided into six segments – Young Hebert, the banker, the entrepreneur, the CEO, the builder and the ambassador.

The governor narrated his last conversation with Wigwe on Thursday, February 8, where lofty ideas were discussed.

Sanwo-Olu said “This was the last conversation that I will keep on my phone for a long time.”

According to him, Wigwe was a man who always had good stories and supported different projects of his administration and was driving him to take up new challenges.

He said, “Herbert was one of the very first people that supported my ambition generously.”

Sanwo-Olu said it was unbelievable how a man could give so much, including his words of encouragement.

He also revealed how Wigwe collaborated with other partners to cushion the effects of COVID-19 (coronavirus) during the dreaded global pandemic.

“Herbert led from the front, encouraged and stood with the state government. I have indeed lost a big friend,” the governor said.

Sanwo-Olu said if places of birth mattered, Wigwe should be of Isale Eko origin, noting, “Herbert has transcended beyond borders.

“Lagos will not forget Herbert Wigwe. We will support the family,” he said.

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