A helicopter carrying Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and his entourage crash landed in Kabba, Kogi state on Saturday.
Osinbajo and all the people on board were safe.
Breaking: This looks very much like VP Osinbajo’s helicopter, which just lost control and crashed in Kabba stadium. Occupants were rescued according to sources & no one got hurt. God sure warns ahead. #GraceEnough #SeekPenance @rccghq pic.twitter.com/10cAtNr0xH
— SEGA L’éveilleur®? (@segalink) 2 February 2019
The Vice President who is in the town for his next-level engagements with the people, was undaunted by the accident.
See what happened immediately the Chopper crash landed..
VIDEO: VP Osinbajo’s Helicopter crash landed at Kabba, Kogi State in what would have been a national tragedy.
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) 2 February 2019
In some video clips on social media, the VP was seen on phone giving assurances to his caller, that ‘everything’ is OK. He was seen with Senator Smart Adeyemi, the APC Senatorial candidate for Kogi West.
“We give all the glory to God, our able protector and commend all the Flight Crew officials for their service. We are marching on for indeed we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us!”, also tweeted Laolu Akande, the media aide to Osinbajo.
In a further statement, Akande said: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has arrived Kabba, Kogi State today. His Chopper had crash landed after a landing incident, but everyone is safe.
“Prof. Osinbajo is now in Kabba after the incident and continuing his engagements in the State, engaging the people on the Next Level plan of the Buhari administration.”
Meanwhile, congratulatory messages have continued to pour in after the incidence as Nigerians thanked God for sparing the life of the VP.
First is President Muhammadu Buhari who, in a message by his aide, Garba Shehu, thanked God for saving the VP.
“Reacting to the incident yesterday in a telephone call he made to the VP, the President said “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.”
““It takes tenacious spirit and amazing spiritual strength to survive a helicopter crash without being paralyzed by its impact. 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 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.”