Vice President Yemi Osinbajo survives crash landing


The helicopter which crashed around 1.30 pm on the 2nd February 2019, in Kabba, Kogi State has raised concerns over safety measures and the cause of the crash. understands this was the second time the VP narrowly survived a helicopter crash.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on zMedia and Publicity in the Office of the Vice President, Mr Laolu Akande, confirmed the incident.

He posted: "We are safe and sound!" Osinbajo tweeted, saying the crew managed the situation well.

Osinbajo had a similar narrow escape in June 2018 when his helicopter suddenly began emitting thick smoke and was forced to make an emergency landing in Abuja seconds after take off.

Osinbajo said this on his Twitter handle, shortly after the incident in which no life was lost.

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Rival presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar told Mr Osinbajo he was "happy to note" that everyone was safe.

Kadzai, the immediate-past President of YOWICAN - Christian Association of Nigeria (Youth Wing), added: "Till date, nothing had been said about the investigation into the Helicopter crashes of these great people".

Also in a very short reaction, the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, expressed gratitude to God that the vice president survived the incident.

The reason the helicopter flying Vice President Yemi Osinbajo crashed in Kogi state yesterday, has been revealed by Caverton group. The crew was also unhurt in the crash.

It was gathered, that Senator Babafemi Ojudu, the VP's aide, and Physician to the VP's wife were onboard the craft. Yemi Osibanjo, and his entourage.