Aliko Dangote, along with a circle of associates, paid a visit of condolence to the grieving parents of the late Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings PLC, Herbert Wigwe, on Monday.
The disclosure was made by Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State through a social media post.
Governor Abiodun conveyed that he and his companions extended their sympathies to Pastor Shyngle Wigwe and his wife, Mrs. Stella Wigwe, following the tragic loss of their son, his wife, and their grandson.
“In the presence of Dr. Aliko Dangote and a close-knit group of friends and associates, we gathered to offer our sincere condolences to Pastor Shyngle Wigwe and his wife, Mrs. Stella Wigwe,” the governor expressed.
He further lamented the grievous loss suffered by the grieving parents, emphasizing the tragic helicopter accident that claimed the lives of their beloved family members.
“During this somber visit, we earnestly implored God to grant eternal peace to the departed souls and to provide comfort to the mourning families they have left behind.”
Accompanying Dangote and Governor Abiodun on the visit were prominent figures including the Chairman of Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede; the Founder of Stanbic IBTC and Anap Foundation, Atedo Peterside; as well as political economist, Prof Pat Utomi, among others.
In a related development, United States authorities have indicated that witness reports suggest adverse weather conditions, including rain, at the time of the helicopter crash in California near the Nevada border on Friday.
The crash claimed the lives of Wigwe, his wife, son, and a former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, along with two other crew members. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member, Michael Graham, disclosed this during a briefing on Sunday.