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Nigeria: Dangote names refinery road after Wigwe

Nigerian businessman and Industrailist, Aliko Dangote has named the 120km road leading to his refinery in Lagos after the late Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, in honor of his exceptional contributions to the project.

The announcement was made on Monday during a special event titled ‘Celebrating Herbert Wigwe – A Professional Legacy,’ held at Eko Hotel, Lagos, in honor of the late banker.

Dangote paid tribute to the deceased, emphasizing Wigwe’s dedication and expertise.

“To immoratalise my beloved friend, my brother, and mentee, I’ve actually decided to name our major refinery and petrochemical road-out of the 120km road, the biggest road will now be named Herbert Wigwe,” Dangote said.

The businessman described him as a dependable mentee who was always willing to go the extra mile to support him, his business, and his family.

“I am proud to name it after him, my devoted friend, mentee, and supporter. I will forever cherish the warmth of his friendship”, Dangote said.

On February 9, Wigwe, his wife, Doreen; son Chizi; and a former Group Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, died in a helicopter crash that occurred near a border town between California and Nevada in the United States.

Ken Opara, the President of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, expressed heartfelt condolences on the passing of the late Wigwe.

Opara shared his heartfelt reflections on the life and contributions of the departed industry stalwart.

He started, “Very difficult to talk about but also very important. It’s not about how long, it’s about the quality and impact. I have known him for over 36 years.

His words captured the essence of a relationship that spanned more than three decades, emphasizing the profound impact Wigwe had on those around him.

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