Mohammed Sanusi Recounts Herbert Wigwe’s Generosity and Support During Difficult Times

Mohammed Sanusi, the 14th Emir of Kano State, emotionally recounted the immense support and kindness he received from the late Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Plc, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, during a challenging period in his life. Speaking at a night of tributes organized in Wigwe’s honour in Lagos, Sanusi broke down in tears thrice as he remembered the pivotal role Wigwe played in his life.

Sanusi revealed how Wigwe came to his rescue after he was dethroned and had to leave Kano State, providing shelter and support for him and his family. Despite facing difficult circumstances, Wigwe ensured that Sanusi and his family were taken care of, demonstrating unwavering generosity and compassion.

The former Emir expressed gratitude for Wigwe’s selflessness, noting that many believed he owned Access Bank due to the support he received from Wigwe and Aig-Imoukhuede. Sanusi also shared a touching anecdote about entrusting his life savings to Wigwe, confident that Wigwe would take care of his children’s education even after his passing.

Sanusi’s heartfelt tribute highlighted Wigwe’s remarkable character and the profound impact he had on the lives of those around him. The Vice President, Kashim Shetimma, also paid glowing tribute to Wigwe, praising his legacy of greatness and resilience.

The event, attended by respected dignitaries including Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, served as a poignant reminder of Wigwe’s enduring legacy and the lives he touched during his lifetime.

Wigwe tragically passed away in a helicopter crash in California, alongside his wife, son, and former Managing Director of Nigerian Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo. The loss of Wigwe has left a void in the hearts of many, but his memory will continue to inspire and uplift those who strive for greatness.

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