Remembering Dr. Herbert Wigwe’s Legacy

We are saddened to bid farewell to a visionary leader whose transformative leadership changed the lives of many in Nigeria & Africa.

Dr Wigwe was passionate about Nigeria’s Development, Education and equipping the Youth; here’s what he had to say about Development and education at the 2023 NHEF Benefit & Awards Gala in New York, where he was honoured with the 2023 NHEF leadership in business award.

Meet Our 2023 Honorees: Dr. Akinwumi Adesina

NHEF African Trasformation Award –

Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina’s remarkable journey in leadership and agriculture is nothing short of transformative. His commitment to driving change became evident during his tenure as Nigeria’s Agriculture Minister, where he not only tackled corruption but also implemented sustainable policies that revitalized the sector.

Meet Our 2023 Honorees: Monique Gieskes

The Impact Leadership Award celebrates individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in driving positive change and impacting their communities and beyond. This prestigious honour recognizes those who have shown unwavering dedication to creating a better world through their actions, innovation, and commitment to social and environmental responsibility.

Meet Our 2023 Honorees: Olukayode Pitan

The Lifetime Achievement Award is a prestigious recognition for individuals who have dedicated their lives and careers to making enduring and significant contributions to their respective fields. This award celebrates a lifetime of exceptional accomplishments and sustained excellence.

Meet Our 2023 Honorees: Herbert Wigwe

The Leadership in Business Award is a prestigious honour presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the business world. This award recognizes individuals who have exhibited exemplary qualities as business leaders, including innovation, strategic thinking, and a commitment to corporate responsibility.

2023 NHEF Fundraiser & Awards Gala

Join us at the 2023 NHEF Fundraiser & Awards Gala on September 22nd at The Pierre Hotel in New York. Celebrate exceptional contributions to Nigeria’s higher education and economic development. The NHEF Fundraiser & Awards Gala commemorates the efforts of trailblazing Nigerians and friends of Nigeria, who have contributed to the country’s prosperity both at home and abroad.

Register Now – 2023 NHEF Higher Education Forum in New York

The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) is uniting thought leaders from diverse fields across the United States of America and Vice Chancellors of NHEF-affiliated universities for a comprehensive dialogue on the pivotal role of Education in propelling Economic Development.