President Muhammadu Buhari has praised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for his commitment which made him to continue his campaign engagement in Kogi State despite the helicopter crash on Saturday.
The helicopter conveying Osinbajo and his entourage to Kogi State crash-landed at Kabba, Kogi State.
None of the occupants was however hurt.
Osinbajo and his team continued with the campaign assignment after the crash.
Speaking with Osinbajo, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the president said he was quite impressed with his commitment.
Buhari was quoted to have told Osinbajo on phone: “We give glory to Almighty God for sparing your life. I’m impressed by your tenacious spirit which enabled you to continue on your campaign engagement, despite the shock of the crash.
“I’m proud of our partnership and your unalloyed loyalty and your commitment to the service of Nigeria.
“That you proceeded with your engagements, despite the accident, is a testimony of your passion for service to country and a reflection of your admirable spiritual fervour.
“May God continue to protect you and all those on board with you, bless your lives and grant you more good health and long life to serve our country even more.”
A thanksgiving service was held on Sunday at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), City of Grace, Lokoja, for Yemi Osinbajo and his entourage for surviving the helicopter crash.
Osinbajo was full of gratitude to God.
He said no amount of thanksgiving was enough to praise God for saving his life and those on his entourage during the crash.
He said he thanked God for averting what would have been a breaking news in local and international media.
“No amount of thanksgiving and praises to God would be enough for saving my life and nine crew on board.
“God is the one who can do all things, and only Him can take the glory; we return the glory to him.
“We are here to say thank you, thank you JESUS. We bless his name forever and ever,” he said.
Already, a probe into the cause(s) of the crash has commenced.