“You Need People of Value”: Nigerian Lady Shares Lessons from the Life of Herbert Wigwe

“You Need People of Value”: Nigerian Lady Shares Lessons from the Life of Herbert Wigwe

  • A Nigerian lady reflects on Herbert Wigwe's celebration of professional excellence have gone viral, emphasizing the significance of longstanding relationships in achieving success
  • The tweet shows the necessity of a supportive network in life and career, kicking against the idea of isolating oneself from colleagues and classmates
  • The lady has sparked a conversation about the balance between friendship and professionalism, reminding people that behind every successful person is a community of allies

In a recent burst of inspiration on social media, a Nigerian lady shared her thoughts on the celebration of Herbert Wigwe professional life which sparked a wave of agreement and introspection among professionals.

The lady highlighted the importance of long-term relationships in personal and professional growth, noting how many attendees boasted friendships with Wigwe spanning decades.

Photo of the lady and Herbert Wigwe
The lady shared her thoughts. Photo credit: @meedeey/X
Source: TikTok

The tweet read:

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"Everybody should watch Herbert Wigwe’s celebration of Professional Excellence. Notice how everyone said I’ve known Herbert for 25 years, 20 years etc. You need people in life, you can't do it alone."

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This statement has opened up a dialogue on the nature of professional relationships, with many agreeing that success is rarely a solo journey.

The lady also questioned the common practice of keeping colleagues at arm's length, challenging the notion that maintaining a strictly professional distance is beneficial.

As shared by @meedeey, the conversation continues as professionals weigh in on the balance between friendship and professionalism.

Wigwe: A go-to person

AbdulFatai Khan, a Key Account Officer at Moniepoint who had worked for several banks told Legit.ng some of the lessons he took from his tributes events:

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“The lessons learnt is that amongst the rich and influential, there is no restrictions, no discrimination. What matters to the successful ones is interest. They collaborate and share love amongst one another and do not hate. His death really taught me further that a one Nigeria is possible and that the elite are more united than the rest of the people. From the tribute lectures delivered by friends, close ally and families of Wigwe, it's a testament to the fact that he was a go to person while he was alive.”

See the X post:

Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:

Oluwatimilehin Ojem said:

“It was filled with lots of life lessons for any young person aspiring to be great. Since last night I've been pondering where I'm currently not doing enough & how I can become better. He was there for his friends. A solution provider always seeking how he can be of help.”

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RoLa wrote:

“The only idea of "networking" some people have is "if you need N1.0 million, how many people in your network can you turn to"? Always about what you can get in the immediate term.”

JB commented:

“Just be successful, be nice and forget about who knows you or doesn't know you. If he wasn't successful, people who knew him very well would not care to tell any stories about how much they knew him.”

Swifty DeRightMrP:

“I laugh when people lose contacts just to sound sophisticated.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian media personality has stirred emotions online with his tweet regarding late Access Holdings' CEO, Herbert Wigwe.

He observed that one of the things everyone remarked in their tributes to the late billionaire was that he had a large heart.

The man identified as @Osi_Suave on X reiterated that it was one of the major things he learned from the sad incident.

Source: Legit.ng

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