Dangote Names 120km Refinery Road after Herbert Wigwe

Billionaire industrialist Aliko Dangote has honored the late Herbert Wigwe, former CEO of Access Holdings, by naming the 120km road leading to his refinery in Lagos after him. The announcement came during a special event titled ‘Celebrating Herbert Wigwe – A Professional Legacy’ at Eko Hotel, Lagos.

During the event, Dangote praised Wigwe’s significant contributions to the project, citing his dedication and expertise. In a heartfelt tribute, Dangote expressed his admiration for his late friend, brother, and mentee, declaring his decision to immortalize Wigwe’s memory through this gesture.

“To immortalize 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 remarked.

The announcement follows the tragic helicopter crash on February 9, which claimed the lives of Herbert Wigwe, his wife Doreen, son Chizi, and former Group Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo. The crash occurred near a border town between California and Nevada in the United States, shocking the business community and the nation as a whole.

Dangote’s decision to name the significant infrastructure after Wigwe underscores the profound impact he had on the project and the admiration he commanded within the business community. The move reflects a tribute to Wigwe’s legacy and his invaluable contributions to the development of Nigeria’s industrial sector.

The 120km road, now bearing the name Herbert Wigwe, serves as a vital artery connecting the Dangote refinery and petrochemical complex to the broader transportation network in Lagos. This infrastructure development not only pays homage to Wigwe but also stands as a testament to the collaborative efforts driving Nigeria’s economic growth and industrial advancement.