Vice President Yemi Osinbajo escaped death on Saturday, February 2, 2019 as his helicopter crash-landed in Kogi state, his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, said.
Akande in a tweet said, “VP Osinbajo’s Chopper crash lands in Kabba, but he and the entire crew safe. He is continuing with his engagements and plans for the day in Kogi State.”
An e-mailed statement to The Trent from the office of the vice president reassured the country that Professor Osinbajo was “sound, hale, and hearty”.
“Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has expressed thanks to Nigerians for their concern following the chopper incident earlier today in Kabba, Kogi State,” the statement signed by Mr. Akande read.
“The chopper carrying the Vice President 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,” the spokesperson revealed.
“We are extremely grateful to the Lord for preserving our lives from the incident that just happened,” the Vice President is quoted as saying at the Obaro of Kabba’s Palace in Kogi.
“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 is the second time Vice President Osinbajo’s helicopter would crash-land.
In June 2017, he survived a similar accident when the chopper he was traveling in crash-landed shortly after take off in Gwagawalada, Abuja.
He was in the area council to attend the graduation of 40 senior officers of the Nigeria Customs Service.