A thanksgiving service was on Monday held for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja after his helicopter made an emergency landing last week.
On Thursday, June 7, an helicopter conveying Osinbajo to Aso Rock from the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja, began emitting thick smoke shortly after take-off, and it was forced to make an emergency landing.
This was revealed in a tweet by Osinbajo's spokesman, Laolu Akande.
Meanwhile, Seyi Malomo, the Chaplain of the Aso Villa Chapel, who spoke about the incident hosted senior pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, leaders from the Christian Association of Nigeri, CAN, and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN.
The clergyman said there was the need to thank God for Osinbajo’s “deliverance.”
He said, “Last week, we received the news with shock that the Vice-President’s helicopter engine failed and we thank God that God preserved him.
“The preservation of the leaders is the preservation of the nation and, as a result, we want to thank God.
“This programme was organised to thank God for his watchful eyes over our leaders, over our nation and more particularly over the deliverance for the Vice President.”
“We will be spending 120 hours praising God, teaching about thanksgiving, praying to God to bless Nigeria more, establish peace in Nigeria more, preserve our nation more and give us the victory that is needed."