The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has confirmed that he is safe and sound following a crash his helicopter suffered in Kabba, Kogi on Saturday.
Professor Osinbajo had departed Abuja around 1pm Saturday on a Chopper ride to Kogi in continuation of the Family Chats & Next Level engagements alongside the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, senior presidential aides, security officials and the crew.
He headed first to Kabba, and while landing at the Kabba Stadium, the Helicopter suddenly skidded sideways until it halted on its side few metres away from the intended resting spot.
Everyone of the 12 people on board came out safely after the incident.
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.
— Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) February 2, 2019
Laolu Akande, media aide to the Vice President, had broken the news of the crash on Saturday via his Twitter handle when he tweeted:
VP Osinbajo speaking now @ the palace of the Obaro of Kabba, expresses gratitude to God for the deliverance from the Chopper crash. "We are extremely grateful to the Lord for preserving our lives from the incident that just happened. Everyone of us is safe and no one is maimed…
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) February 2, 2019
The Presidency has said that a full investigation into the causes of the incident would be conducted by aviation authorities.