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.”
disclosed that Osinbajo departed
Abuja around 1pm Saturday on a Chopper
ride to Kogi State in continuation of the Family Chats and Next Level
“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.