How I Escaped Death in Plane Crash, Nigerian Governor Recounts Tragic Story

How I Escaped Death in Plane Crash, Nigerian Governor Recounts Tragic Story

- Abdullahi Ganduje said he would have been a dead man by now following a plane crash that happened about 25 years ago

- The Kano governor said the crash claimed the life of the then military administrator of the state, Abdullahi Wase

- Ganduje said he almost boarded the same plane if not for an official assignment that changed concluded plans

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The governor of Kano, Abdullahi Ganduge, on Thursday, April 8, narrated a tragic fate that would have claimed his life back in 1996.

Governor Ganduje said at the time he was just a commissioner for works, housing, and transport and was supposed to accompany the late former military administrator of the state, Abdullahi Wase, Daily Trust reports.

Nigerian governor escapes death in plane crash, recounts tragic story
Governor Ganduje said he escaped the plane crash because of an assignment (Photo: @GovUmarGanduje)
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Ganduje, in a report by PM News, said the late administrator was to inspect the construction of the Juma’at Mosque in Wase, Jos.

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The governor revealed that he was to board the same aircraft that crashed, killing the administrator and other government officials.

According to Ganduje, he could not join the trip because of an urgent assignment he needed to attend to.

His words:

“But on reaching my house, I called my permanent Secretary and told him that we were scheduled to be in Wase through Jos, so I will not be in the office.
“He said that there was an important message. The memo you were asked by the governor to write to the Head of state, they sent the money requested for the rehabilitation of metropolitan roads.
“And probably the president will send some people to come and see what is going on. I said if that is the case, I am not traveling again."

Painfully, the governor recalled that the next day, he and his colleagues got the shocking news that the administrator and others died in a plane crash.

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Quoting how a brigadier commander broke the news to him, Ganduje said:

“Well, my colleagues, the administrator left here in the morning, there was a crash in Jos, and no survivors. I am giving you one hour, to go and get ready so that we go to Jos and sort out the dead bodies."

Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo once again gave God all the thanks for miraculously saving him and 11 others from dying in a plane crash.

He said the day would have been remembered as a day of sorrow but instead, God turned it into a day of victory.

Osinbajo and 11 other persons had escaped unscathed from the crash which happened in Kabba, Kogi state.

Source: Legit Newspaper

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