NGX Group Leads Capital Market Community to Ogunbanjo, Wigwe’s Families

February 16, 2024
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By Aduragbemi Omiyale

The Nigerian capital market community recently paid condolence visits to the families of the late Mr Abimbola Ogunbanjo and Mr Herbert Wigwe.

Mr Ogunbanjo, a former chairman of the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Group Plc, and Mr Wigwe, the chief executive of Access Holdings Plc, died last weekend in a helicopter crash in the United States.

Leading a delegation of key stakeholders in the capital market to the families of the deceased persons was the chairman of NGX Group, Mr Umaru Kwairanga, who expressed deep condolences to the Ogunbanjo family, highlighted his esteemed leadership in the capital market, emphasising his kindness and humility.

It was gathered that the delegation included representatives from the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), the Association of Dealing Houses of Nigeria (ASHON), Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc, and NG Clearing.

The chief executive of NGX Group, Mr Temi Popoola, acknowledged Mr Ogunbanjo’s significant impact on the Nigerian capital market and his transformative leadership during his tenure as Council President of the exchange and the first Group Chairman of NGX Group.

Also, one of his close allies at the NGX during his tenure, Mr Oscar Onyema, mourned the loss, stating, “It is a very painful loss, and only God can grant this family the strength to bear this loss.”

On his part, the president of CIS, Mr Oluwole Adeosun, remembered Mr Ogunbanjo as a dependable and trustworthy supporter of the institute, the chief executive of CSCS Plc, Mr Haruna Jalo-Waziri, described him as a good man to the core.

On her part, the chief executive of NGX Regulation Limited, Ms Tinu Awe, consoled the Ogunbanjo family, sharing tales of the wonderful times they had shared and noting how irreplaceable he was in their lives.

The visit also extended to the family of the late Mr Herbert Wigwe, where Mr Kwairanga conveyed the capital market’s shock and pledged ongoing support.

He acknowledged him not just as a corporate mogul but also as a renowned philanthropist committed to community service and the progress and development of the nation.

Mr Wigwe played a pivotal role, bringing his exceptional passion, energy, and expertise to the transformation of Access Bank and the financial sector.

The Chairman of Coronation Group, Mr Aigboje Aig-Imokhuede, expressed gratitude for the acknowledgement of Mr Wigwe’s contributions and pledged to uphold his legacy.

Aduragbemi Omiyale

Aduragbemi Omiyale is a journalist with Business Post Nigeria, who has passion for news writing. In her leisure time, she loves to read.

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