President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo for his “resilience” over how he handled the helicopter crash of Saturday.
According to a statement from Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari called the vice-president and praised him for continuing with campaign activities despite the crash.
Buhari said it takes “tenacious spirit and amazing spiritual strength” to survive a helicopter crash “without being paralysed by its impact.”
Shehu quoted the president as telling Osinbajo during the phone call: “We give glory to Almighty God for sparing your life. I’m impressed by your tenacious spirit which enabled you to continue on your campaign engagement, despite the shock of the crash.
“I’m proud of our partnership and your unalloyed loyalty and your commitment to the service of Nigeria,” he said.
“That you proceeded with your engagements, despite the accident, is a testimony of your passion for service to country and a reflection of your admirable spiritual fervour.
“May God continue to protect you and and all those on board with you, bless your lives and grant you more good health and long life to serve our country even more.”
The managers of the helicopter said the crash was caused by unusual weather condition.
It was the second crash in eight months involving the vice-president.