Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday evening visited the site of the helicopter crash in the State.
Sanwo-Olu, who stopped at the site on his way from the airport after joining President Bola Tinubu on a trip to Benin Republic said necessary investigations will reveal the cause of the crash.
The PUNCH reported that the aircraft had crash-landed on Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja Lagos on Tuesday.
In a statement on Tuesday night signed by Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Gbenga Akosile, the governor speaking to journalists after assessing the site of the private helicopter crash, said no lives were lost in the unfortunate incident.
Sanwo-Olu said: “There was an unfortunate helicopter crash on the road of Oba Akran right in the middle of the road. It was a single-engine helicopter that had two passengers on board. The two passengers on board have been rescued. They are currently at a hospital and are receiving treatment as we speak.
“We do not know the cause of the helicopter crash. That would be done by experts at the NSIB, which is an investigative bureau. But we are thankful that we got a very quick response both from Lagos State Emergency Service (LASEMA) and all the residents of the neighborhood, especially two very gallant citizens; Oluwafemi and Opeyemi. While everybody was running away, Opeyemi and Oluwafemi were the very first people that looked for water and they were able to also help to rescue the two passengers that were inside the helicopter.
The governor also commended the Lagos State Emergency Management services, which relentlessly cleared the road of debris from the helicopter while also praising residents of the neighborhood of the crash.
“We could see that the crash site had been secured. All the wreckage has been evacuated and moved into a truck right. It would be transported officially and handed over to the Nigerian Aviation Authority where I am sure necessary investigations would be done.
“We are thankful to all the residents and all of you that came out very quickly and were able to rescue the occupants. Thanks to workers at the fuel station because where the crash happened was a gas line. I am thankful to the two people I mentioned earlier and I am sure we are happy that while the unfortunate incident happened in the middle of the road, it has not led to any fatality,” Sanwo-Olu said.