I’m fine, minister of power Adebayo Adelabu speaks after crash-landing

Adebayo Adelabu

Minister of power Adebayo Adelabu has allayed fears about his health following the crash-landing of an aircraft he boarded on Friday.

The aircraft departed Abuja with Ibadan as its destination, but it landed about 50 metres short of the threshold and skidded into a ditch close to the runway at Samuel Ladoke Akintola Airport, Ibadan, Oyo State.

A source close to the minister told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Saturday that Adelabu was not perturbed by the incident.

”The minister feels the incident is not something to worry about. It was actually a minor thing, and that is how he has taken it,” the aide who pleaded anonymity said.

The aide told NAN further that the minister was particularly not worried by the incident because it did not involve any of the passengers leaving with an injury.

”Everyone on board the aircraft when the incident happened actually alighted without any problem, and we have no cause to worry,” the aide said.

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Meanwhile, the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), in a statement issued on Saturday, said it had commenced investigation into the cause of the incident.

“On the accident involving an aircraft operated by Flint Aero which occured at the Samuel Ladoke Akintola Airport Ibadan, please be informed that the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has commenced investigation into the cause.

“Our investigators are on site and further information will be provided as soon as possible,” NSIB said in a statement issued by its director of public affairs and consumer protection, James Odaudu.