Labour Minister, 10 others on-board Osinbajo’s crashed helicopter

Vice-president’s office has released additional details about the incident.

Mr Laolu Akande, a presidential spokesperson, said 12 people including minister of state for labour and productivity, Mr Stephen Ocheni, senior presidential aides, security officials were on board the helicopter.

“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.

“As is procedural, a full investigation into the causes of the incident would be conducted by aviation authorities,” the spokesperson said.

He added that Osinbajo had since continued his campaign. The vice-president himself stated this earlier in his first tweet posted shortly after the accident.

The crash comes three years after James Ocholi, a former minister state labour and productivity, Mr James Ocholi, was killed alongside his wife and son in a car accident along Kaduna Abuja Highway. 

 

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