Vice president Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday said God’s mercy and the special
prayer of protection that the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian
Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, prayed for him last Friday were
responsible for his escape in the helicopter crash.
Osinbajo said this on Sunday at a thanksgiving service held at the
Redeemed Christian Church of God, Phase 11, Lokoja, the Kogi State
The Vice-President, who escaped unhurt in a helicopter crash on Saturday
said, “I was at the Redemption Camp last Friday although I came late,
after the vigil, Papa Adeboye called me and asked how the campaign was
going and I told him, it was going well. He then prayed for me and
specifically said ‘God, you know how dear this my son is to me, please protect him.’
“He said the prayers continuously for more than five times. I believe
God must have listened and decided to save my life and those in my
Osinbajo said he believed that God and Adeboye’s prayers were
responsible for his escape last Saturday. He urged the members of the
congregation to believe in the efficacy of prayers.
“Whether or not the devil likes it, we are moving to the next level,” he added.
Osinbajo added that no amount of thanksgiving and praises to God would
be enough for saving his life and nine others in Saturday’s helicopter
“Only God can take the glory for saving my life and those of the others on board,” he said.
The Vice-President said it would have been breaking news on local and
international media that he and others had died in the crash but God did
not allow such to happen.
“No amount of thanksgiving and praises to God would be enough for saving
my life and nine others on board. God is the one, who can do all
things, and only Him can take the glory; we return the glory to Him.
“We are here to say thank you. Thank you, Jesus. We bless His name forever and ever,” he said.
He prayed God to bless all the people that had celebrated with him in Kogi State, the nation and the world at large.
“All I have to say is that we are grateful and we are moving to the next
level; the Lord will uphold us to the next level and Kogi will be
number one,” Osinbajo said.