Revealed: How Osinbajo, Minister,10 others survived helicopter crash

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The Presidency has given further details of  how a chopper  conveying Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, others  crashed   in Kabba Kogi State, Central Nigeria.

A statement by Laolu Akande, spokesman of  Vice President   revealed Saturday evening that a total of  12 people were on board the chopper which crashed  earlier in the day.

According to Akande, “Alongside VP Osinbajo, the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, senior presidential aides, security officials and the crew; there were a total of 12 people on board. Everyone came out safely after the incident.” He further  disclosed that  Osinbajo departed Abuja around 1pm Saturday  on a Chopper ride to Kogi State in continuation of the Family Chats and Next Level engagements.

“Prof. Osinbajo 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.

“We are grateful to God for His protection and safety, and we thank the crew and security personnel for their prompt response and service. We are also grateful for the tremendous expressions of concern and affection, as well as prayers from all.

The VP’s spokesman  also disclosed that “As is procedural, a full investigation into the causes of the incident would be conducted by aviation authorities.”

“The Vice President is continuing the planned engagements in Kogi State according to plan” the statement said.

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