Wigwe’s Goals Have been Past Banking Sector – Segun Agbaje

Wigwe’s Goals Have been Past Banking Sector – Segun Agbaje
Herbert Wigwe, the CEO of Access Holdings
Herbert Wigwe, the CEO of Entry Holdings


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Wigwe’s Goals Have been Past Banking Sector – Segun Agbaje

The Group Chief Government Officer (GCEO), Segun Agbaje, Warranty Belief Holding Firm Plc, says Herbert Wigwe, the late Chief Government Officer (CEO), Entry Holdings, enterprise’ mindset weren’t restricted to banking sector.

The is obvious because the late businessan was additionally the founding father of Wigwe College.

Agbaje eulogising Wigwe throughout a tribute by professionals and colleagues on Monday in Lagos described wigwe as a brother, a competitor, and a good friend.

Agbaje recalled how they had been each colleagues at Warranty Belief Financial institution (GTB) whereas climbing the company ladder, noting that Wigwe distinguished himself from others together with his drive and banking expertise.

“I met Herbert November 1991. We had been each within the company financial institution. This gentleman walked in, didn’t take off his jacket as a result of all of us had our jackets on. Properly, that was Herbert, he was going to do it his personal manner,” he stated.

“He drove a purple golf. Who drives a purple golf? Solely a person who’s that brazen drives round in a purple golf.

“In a short time, Herbert earned our respect. Herbert was one of many cleverest folks in Assure Belief Financial institution. He was a credit score analyst’s analyst.

“However that’s not what acquired him his respect as a result of we had been all good analysts. However Herbert had what all of us didn’t have — he had the facility to chase accounts, community and ship issues that all of us couldn’t.”

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Agbaje spoke about Wigwe’s braveness, saying he had his first flat in Victoria Island, an upmarket space in Lagos, when most of his counterparts couldn’t transfer out of their household houses.

“Perhaps it was coincidence however most individuals won’t know Herbert’s first flat was subsequent door to the previous Entry Financial institution head workplace subsequent to Intercontinental,” Agbaje added.

“Perhaps it was windfall and he knew he would someday purchase that financial institution.”

The banker additionally stated he and his former colleague acquired promoted in GTB the identical day, however famous that Wigwe left to pursue his goals.

“Herbert was at all times there for you as a good friend, at all times had a listening ear and so he turned my good friend and we rose, him and I turned govt administrators on the identical day,” Agbaje stated.

“The factor about that place is, you had been then despatched to Harvard for 3 months. Mistake. You by no means got here again from that course the identical individual. Aig and Herbert got here again and so they had greater goals than the financial institution and they also purchased their very own financial institution.

“Fortunately one among us stayed, possibly the cowardly one. And so I stayed behind and within the years once they constructed Entry Financial institution, if you recognize us properly, we’d compete and so we turned very fierce opponents. We fought furiously however by no means poorly or by no means badly.”

Agbaje stated the final dialog he had with Wigwe, two weeks earlier than he died, was centred on the college he was constructing. Agbaje stated the college was Wigwe’s obsession.

“I’ve however one little consolation by the way in which, after I consider Herbert. It’s that Herbert packed into 57 years what most distinctive folks won’t ever pack into two lifetimes,” the CEO stated.

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