The Vice-President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has doused any tension about his helicopter crash.
Recall Concise News had earlier reported how President Buhari’s lieutenant survived an air crash when his chopper crash-landed in Kabba, Kogi State on Saturday.
But in a post on his verified Twitter handle, Osinbajo assured everyone he is fine, and that activities towards his party’s reelection bid continue. He writes thus:
“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
#NextLevelEngagements in Kabba, Kogi State.”
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
Second air scare in eight months experienced by Prof. Osinbajo
It is the second air crash in eight months Osinbajo will survive.
On June 7, 2018, the chopper conveying the vice-president from the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja, was forced to land few seconds after take off.
At the time, Laolu Akande, VP’s senior special assistant, explained that the vice-president avoided using his chopper from Gwagwalada where he had gone for an official assignment back to the Presidential Villa due to “technical reasons.”
He said the vice-president returned to the Presidential Villa by road and continued with his schedule.
“VP Osinbajo attended the graduation ceremony of Nigeria Customs Senior Course in Gwagwalada today (Thursday, June 7, 2018),” he had tweeted.
“On his way back, it was decided, for technical reasons, not to fly the chopper that had brought him to the venue. He drove back to the Presidential Villa and continued his schedule.”