Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has every reason to be grateful for 'cheating' death on Saturday.

The helicopter conveying him and members of his entourage to a political rally in Kogi State crash landed but the vice president escaped unscathed. 

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 capital.

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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 entourage.”

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 crash.

“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.

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