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We’ll Carry On Herbert Wigwe’s Dream For The Betterment Of Africa And Humanity, Says Wigwe University

The board said that Wigwe envisioned that the university will nurture fearless future leaders.

The Board of Wigwe University, while mourning the demise of its founder, Herbert Wigwe, has pledged to continue to run with his vision and commitment to education.

In a statement signed by Chairman, Board of Trustees of Wigwe University, Professor Fabian Ajogwu (SAN), the institution pledged to continue to run with the vision of its founder whose commitment to education was unwavering.

The statement said, “It is with heavy hearts that the Board of Trustees of Wigwe University announces the tragic passing of our Founder, Dr Herbert Wigwe, CFR, who died alongside his wife, Mrs Doreen Wigwe, and son, Mr. Chizi Wigwe, and others on February 9, 2024, in a helicopter accident in the United States of America.

“We extend our deepest condolences to his children, parents, family and loved ones at this difficult time. Dr. Wigwe was a visionary, whose commitment to education, as a catalyst for Africa’s future advancement, was inspiring and unwavering.”

The statement added that Wigwe believed fervently that education was the cornerstone of progress and transformation, and his vision for Wigwe University was rooted in the profound belief that it could change the course of history for the African continent.

“He envisioned Wigwe University as a crucible for nurturing future fearless leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs who would contribute significantly to Africa’s global standing,” the institution stressed.

While it grieved the loss of Wigwe, his wife, and his son, the university assured its stakeholders, including prospective students, faculty, and staff, that Wigwe University remained committed to ensuring that the founder’s dreams and aspirations for the university were fulfilled.

The university said the foundation Wigwe laid for the institution remained strong, it was resolute in its determination to honour the founder’s memory by continuing to build a world-class educational institution.

The Board of Trustees promised to work tirelessly to uphold the standards of academic excellence, innovation, and societal impact that Wigwe envisioned.

It stated, “The torch he lit will guide us as we forge ahead, nurturing the next generation of fearless leaders and entrepreneurs who will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on Africa and the world.

“May Dr. Herbert Wigwe’s visionary spirit inspire us all as we carry forward his dream for the betterment of Africa and humanity.”