Late Herbert Wigwe's surviving children, including Akpabio, Dangote, Peter Obi, and Sanusi, were present at the funeral
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The atmosphere at the funeral of late Access Bank boss, Herbert Wigwe, his wife Chizoba, and son Chizi, at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Lion of Judah Parish in Isiokpi, Rivers State is filled with intense emotions.

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Tears welled up in many faces at the solemn occasion. His surviving children were pictured putting on a courageous face.

L-R Hanna Wigwe Daughter of deceased; David Wigwe, Son of Deceased; Tochi Wigwe, Daughter of Deceased; Mrs Aigboje Aig- Imoukhuede and Mr Aigboje Aig- Imoukhuede Chairman Coronation Group during the Funeral Service for Late Herbert, Chizobam and Chizi Wigwe in Isiokpo. Photo. Nwankpa Chijioke

GistReel reports that Herbert Wigwe, his wife Doreen, son Chizzy, and former Managing Director of Nigerian Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, passed away in a helicopter crash in the US on February 9. Their bodies arrived Rivers State on Friday for their burial rights.

Some of the dignitaries at the funeral today include Governors Sim Fubara (Rivers), Douye Diri (Bayelsa), and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos).

Peter Obi, Dangote, Emir Sanusi, Dapo Abiodun, Sanwo-Olu

Governor of Akwa Ubom state, Umo Eno; Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, and the King of Okochiri Kingdom, Ateke Tom, are there.

L-R Rivers State Governor, Sim Fubara, Bayelsa state Governor Sen Douye Diri; Akwa Ibom State Governor; Umo Eno a Guest and Mr Peter Obi, Labour Party Presidential Candidate in the 2023 General Election during the Funeral Service for Late Herbert, Chizobam and Chizi Wigwe in Isiokpo. Photo. Nwankpa Chijioke

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote; former Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi: 2023 Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, are also at the event.

Also, the immediate past Bayelsa Governor, Senator Seriake Dickson, and former Ekiti Governor, Kayode Fayemi, are present.

Also there are the state’s Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, who is the chief security officer, CSO, of the burial ceremony, and Dr Godknows Igali, a former Nigerian Ambassador.

Members of the clergy, traditional rulers from the Omoeke, Wigwe’s hometown, and monarchs from Isiokpo in general are in attendance.