By Seyi Babalola
Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, claimed on Sunday that Nigeria has lost some of its most well-known figures in the last three days.
Fani-Kayode claimed that the past three days had been a nightmare for Nigeria due to the passing of Herbert Wigwe, the founder of Access Holdings, Cairo Ojuogboh, a prominent member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Brigadier-General Jones Oladeinde Arogbofa (rtd.), the former Chief of Staff to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
He stated that the trio’s passing was a catastrophe of enormous scale for Nigeria.
Posting on X, Fani-Kayode wrote: “Three days ago we lost Hon. Cairo Ojuogboh, a formidable politician, a former Director of NDDC and a former Member of the House of Representatives.
“Yesterday we lost Brigadier-General Jones Oladeinde Arogbofa (rtd.), a distinguished and courageous former Army Commander and the former Chief of Staff to President Goodluck Jonathan (@GEJonathan).
“Just as the news of the tragic demise of these two fine gentlemen began to sink in we were hit with yet more bad news late last night when we read reports about the loss of Herbert Wigwe (@HerbertOWigwe), the CEO of Access Holdings (together with his beautiful wife and son) and my childhood friend and brother Bimbo Ogunbanjo, former Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange PLC, in a horrific helicopter crash.
“The loss of each and every one of these notable and accomplished individuals is a tragedy of monumental proportions.
“The last three days have indeed been a nightmare for Nigeria as some of our brightest and best have been cut short. Our nation is undoubtedly the worse for it and we shall miss them all.”