Rivers State Assures It Will immortalise Herbert Wigwe’s Legacies

The Rivers State government has said it is working towards immortalising some of the legacies of its illustrious son, late Herbert Wigwe who died in helicopter crash on February 9, this year in California, USA.

The state governor, Siminalayi Fubara who made this know, Tuesday evening, during a tribute night organised for the late Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank PLC, said Wigwe lived an impactful life, affecting society positively.

Fubara said based on Wigwe’s contribution to humanity, his administration is determined to immortalise him as a worthy son of the State.

The tribute night was organised by the Port Harcourt City One Love Family, to reflect, celebrate and eulogise the life of late Herbert Wigwe.

Speaking at the event, Governor Fubara described as double loss the death of Herbert Wigwe, first as an in-law, and second as a trail blazing son of the state who exhibited daring spirit known of Rivers people in pursuit of their dreams and became successful in his career with reckonable social impact.

He said: “I have come to understand something about life, those that God has favoured, blessed and truly cherish, He does not like them to stay too long on earth because he doesn’t want them to get corrupted. 

“But the wicked ones, the cruel, that you are praying to die, will stay and they will not die. So, you should understand that what has happened to our brother and his family, is truly painful to everyone”. 

The governor said no matter the wealth acquired, in death, nothing is taken along and advised that people live life of value, and be at peace with people they encounter daily.  “So, it is for us to appreciate the mystery of life”. 

Governor Fubara also enjoined members of the Port Harcourt One Love Family to uphold and continue with those social impact endeavours that late Herbert Wigwe devoted his time to.

In his tribute massage at the event, Chairman, Platform Petroleum Ltd, and governorship candidate of Accord in the 2023 general elections in the state, Dumo Lulu-Briggs expressed “I was always going to be difficult to encapsulate, in a few words who Herbert was and who Herbert is. I choose my words very deliberately because Herbert will always live in our hearts. 

“Herbert was a very effective communicator. You left his presence knowing forever that you met him. He makes himself clear with the fewest words and tiniest body language possible.

“He knew what he wanted to do and how he was going to get it done and, of course, in measurable time. Herbert was set in his way, which was the big and mighty way. Yes, Herbert Wigwe was large and will forever be large in our hearts”.

Chairman of the Port Harcourt One Love Family, Ambassador Idaere Gogo Ogan said the death of Herbert Wigwe has caused an unbearable and lamentable pain.

He however, noted that in their grief, God provided strength and they were honouring a man who was a pillar and a potent force in Port Harcourt City and selflessly committed his time and resources to promote the state and offered enduring help to so many persons.

Also in attendance were the former governor of the state, Celestine Omehia and many sons and daughters of Rivers under the auspices of the Port Harcourt City One Love family, who also delivered their tribute massages at the event. 

Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt