Helicopter crash: Lucky Osinbajo thanks God, Nigerians

Helicopter crash: Lucky Osinbajo thanks God, Nigerians
Osinbajo shortly after the crash

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed his appreciation to God for saving him and his entourage during the helicopter crash which occurred on Saturday.

He also expressed his gratitude to Nigerian who expressed concern over the accident.

The helicopter he was flying in crash-landed in Kabba area of Kogi State, but nobody was injured.

He was on his way to the state to engage the people in the Next Level campaign of the Muhammadu Buhari administration ahead of the coming election when the incident occurred.

“We are safe and sound. Thank you to everyone who has expressed concern, and thank you to the crew who managed the situation well. We believe that God will continue to keep us and Nigeria safe even as we go higher. We continue Next level engagements in Kabba, Kogi State,” Osinbajo said.

Also speaking at the Palace of the Obaro of Kabba shortly after the incident, Osinbajo said:  “We are extremely grateful to the Lord for preserving our lives from the incident that just happened. Everyone is safe and no one is maimed. God has kept us safe and alive, delivered us from death so we can do more for our people and country.”

It was the second time the vice president was experiencing near air crash.

The first was in June 2018 when the helicopter which conveyed him from Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja, was forced to land few seconds after it took.

The forced landing was blamed on technical issues.

He drove back to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, in a car instead.