Surviving Chopper Crash Miraculous, Says Osinbajo

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Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described his survival of the February 2, 2019 helicopter crash as an act of miracle.

The vice president yesterday marked the one-year of surviving the 2019 helicopter crash with a thanksgiving service at the Aso Villa Chapel in Abuja.

Osinbajo and 11 other persons had survived the helicopter crash at Kabba, Kogi State, while campaigning for the 2019 general election.

The vice president was joined at the thanksgiving by his wife, Dolapo, family members and his aides, including some of those who were with him during the crash.

Osinbajo, who spoke with State House correspondents after the service, said it was an awesome and incredible deliverance.

“I think what happened on that occasion was so amazing; so miraculous; 12 of us in a helicopter; the helicopter crashed and not one scratch on anyone of us.

“That’s just incredible; so, we can only continue to thank God and to praise the Lord Jesus Christ for an awesome deliverance of so many of us; so, we just keep thanking God.

“That’s why we are here this morning to just praise God.

“Can you imagine a situation where you survived a helicopter crash?  I think it demonstrates that God is merciful; God is awesome; He is able to do all things.

“I think it just strengthened my faith and the faith of all those who were there,” he said.

On his part, the Chaplain of the Aso Villa Chapel, Rev. Seyi Malomo, said the incident was a miracle for Nigeria.

According to Malomo, it is not just a miracle for the vice president alone; it is for the President and for every Nigerian.

Malomo said that thanksgiving was an injunction in all faiths and was necessary when God did something that defied human understanding.