- By Halimah Olamide
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday reminded Nigerians how the late Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank, Mr. Herbert Wigwe admonished everyone to number his days.
Atiku, while expressing sadness over the death of Wigwe, quoted one of the sayings of the late banking guru just as he prayed for the repose of the soul of the dead.
Atiku, who took to his X handle to express grief, wrote, “In the words of one of Nigeria’s finest CEOs, Herbert Wigwe, ‘Today and always, let us remember that life is a precious gift – a chance to breathe, feel, love, experience and connect. Let’s honour this gift by living with purpose, kindness, and gratitude, making every moment count. Let us number our days.”
Mourning Wigwe and members of his family, he wrote, “I’m deeply saddened to hear about the unfortunate incident that led to the loss of Herbert Wigwe, Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, and his family.
“Indeed, Herbert Wigwe, consummate banker, education promoter, and philanthropist, numbered his days. On behalf of my family, my heart goes out to their loved ones and everyone affected by this unfortunate incident. May their souls rest in peace.”