Rivers Indigenous Group Says Wigwe Was Beacon of Hope

Rivers Indigenous Group Says Wigwe Was Beacon of Hope

Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt

An indigenous group in Rivers State, Wakirike National Congress (WNC), has described the late Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe as a beacon of hope and a man with so many good virtues and attributes.

In a statement jointly signed by the President of the group, Mr David Solomon, General Secretary, Dr Lawrence Ibiayemie and Acting Director in charge of Public Relations, Media and Publicity, Obubelebara Parker, they said the demise of Wigwe had left a huge vacuum in the state, following his philanthropic nature.
The Wakirike people, however, commiserated with the Wigwe’s family and the people of Isiokpo community in Ikwerre Local Government Area for the demise of their son (Herbert), wife and son who were involved in a helicopter crash in United States of America.

According to the group: “Dr Herbert Wigwe, was an illustrious son of Rivers State. He was an epitome of love, an astute businessman, a beacon of hope, and of a charitable disposition, among other virtues and attributes. His demise will leave a huge vacuum in our beloved Rivers State and country, Nigeria.
“We pray that God will strengthen and comfort his family and grant them the fortitude to carry on and that they will find solace in the legacy he has left behind. The Wakirike nation condole with you at this inauspicious and trying moment.”

Meanwhile, the group has also congratulated the governor of the state, Siminalayi Fubara and his deputy, Dr Ngozi Odu on the recent reaffirmation of their electoral victory by the Supreme Court.
The Wakirike group stated: “The reaffirmation of your victory by the apex Court of law in Nigeria now puts to rest the outstanding political tension and uncertainties in the State.

“For us this victory is divine and brings a renewed sense of hope to the entire people of the state who have long yearned for stability and progress amidst the tumultuous political landscape.
“As peace-loving people with a strong democratic spirit, we are relieved to see the resolution of the political uncertainties that have plagued our beloved State in the last couple of months”.

They further assured the governor of their unwavering support and collaboration to foster peace, progress and prosperity in the state.

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