Late Herbert, his son, Chizzy and wife, Chizoba

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has showered accolades on the late Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe, for his humanitarian activities and dedication to the gospel.

The General Overseer condolence message was read out loud by the Pastor in charge of Region 11 of RCCG, and the Head of Blessed Family, Pastor Charles Kpandei during his word of exhortation at the combined Service of Songs for Wigwe, his wife Doreen and their son Chizi, held at the RCCG Resurrection Parish, Lekki, Lagos on Thursday.

Adeboye’s message in part reads “Dr Wigwe was not only an accomplished professional but a fine gentleman, possessing a prodigious intellect, admirable personal qualities and business acumen. His dedication to philanthropy, nation building, advocacy for children’s literacy and love for the arts made him a remarkable individual.

“More importantly, his commitment to the Christian faith and active involvement in spreading the gospel was exemplary. We share in your profound grief during his challenging time’ the void left by Dr Herbert will be felt and his absence deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing.”

Speaking also at the service of song was the immediate past Vice President of Nigeria, Prefessor Yemi Osinbajo. He shared how the deceased banking guru never asked him for favours throughout his eight years of service.

He said “I have known him for so many years. I’m not even sure how many years. While I was in office for the entire eight years, Herbert called me practically every other month, just to say, ‘how are you doing?’ never asking for a favour. But two months before I left office, he called me and said he needed to see me.  So, I thought, he must have some issue and he came with a notebook. I was very surprised because Herbert never comes with a notebook and he said that he wanted to know what my plans were after I left office. I laughed over it and he insisted and took note very diligently of everything that I said I wanted to do. Thereafter he visited me no less than three times before I left office.

Notable dignitaries present at the service of songs are business tycoon Aliko Dangote, Governor Obaseki of Edo State, Chairman of EFCC, Ola Olukoyede, senior Pastor of This Present House, Tony Rapu, lead pastor of the Trinity House Church, Lagos Ituah Ighodalo,  Senior Pastor of the House On The Rock Church, Paul Adefarasin and his wife, Pastor Ifeanyi Adefarasin among others.

The late billionaire, his wife, Chizoba and son, Chizzy were finally laid to rest on Saturday March 9 at their native town, Isiokpo, Ikwerre LGA, Rivers state after a funeral service by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Lion of Judah Parish in Isiokpo.


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