- Reactions continue to trail the helicopter accident involving Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo
- Prominent Nigerians have been sending heart-warming messages to the vice president over the incident
- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has rejoiced with Osinbajo and his team for escaping the incident unhurt
Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Saturday, February 2, rejoiced with Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo and his crew members for surviving the helicopter crash at Kabba, Kogi state earlier in the day.
Okowa in a statement by his chief press secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu in Asaba, thanked God for the miraculous escape of the vice president and all crew members, noting that God is too faithful to allow such a calamity to befall Nigerians at this critical time of our nationhood.
Part of the statement read: “I rejoice with Mr President, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, the entire Federal Executive Council and the generality of Nigerians because, we would have been thrown into a national mourning if the devil had prevailed in his evil enterprise.
“We thank God who has been merciful unto us as a nation and it is my prayer that such calamities will never occur in our dear country again.
“I also call on relevant aviation regulatory agencies to investigate the crash with a view to unraveling the remote and the immediate cause of the crash and making plans to avert occurrence.”
The governor called on relevant stakeholders to ensure adequate maintenance and world best practices in the aviation sector to prevent deaths occasioned by such negative occurrences.
“It is also my appeal that relevant authorities must brace up to their job and ensure effective regulation in the sector.
“They must ensure adequate maintenance and international best practices for airplanes and helicopters conveying people of authority and those not in authority to prevent unnecessary loss of life due to avoidable mishaps,” he said.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday, February 2, joined Nigerians in expressing happiness that Osinbajo survived the crash.
Atiku, who posted his reaction on his social media handle, said: “Dear vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, I just received news of the crash of your helicopter in Kabba, Kogi state. I am happy to note, however, that all is well with you and your delegation.”
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