Nigeria: Vice President thanks Nigerians for concern over chopper crash

File: Nigeria's Acting President Yemi Osinbajo
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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed thanks to Nigerians for their concern following the chopper incident earlier on Saturday in Kabba, Kogi State.

A release by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, said the chopper carrying the Vice President had crash landed after a landing incident, but everyone is safe.

Professor Osinbajo continued his engagements in Kogi State, meeting the people on the Next Level plan of the Buhari administration.

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 Next level engagements in Kabba, Kogi State,” the Vice President said.

Speaking at the Obaro of Kabba’s Palace, his first stop in his ongoing visit to Kogi State, Prof. Osinbajo expressed 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 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,he said. 

Earlier on Saturday Vice President Osinbajo was at the Loyola College, Ibadan, where he attended the 80th birthday of Mrs. Florence Akinyemi, whom he described as “my aunty.”It was from Ibadan  that he took off for Kogi State for his engagements there.

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