The Delta State Government on Thursday, presented a cheque of Two Million Naira, a letter of commendation and an award plaque to Mr. Ejiro Otarigho, a tanker driver, for his display of heroism as he drove a burning tanker away to a safe place in Agbarho, Ughelli North LGA of the state.
|Ejiro receiving the plaque from Chief Ukah|
Otarigho had driven a burning tanker away to a safe place where it exploded into an inferno last Saturday in the state.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Chief Patrick Ukah, made the presentation to Otarigho in Asaba on Thursday.
The governor commended Otarigho for his bravery and heroism in averting a major disaster that could have resulted in the death of many in the area.
This was disclosed in a terse statement posted on the facebook page of the Delta state government.
The statement said, “Today, the Delta State government presented a letter of commendation, an award plaque, and a cheque of Two Million Naira, to Mr. Ejiro Otarigho, a tanker driver, for his display of heroism as he drove a burning tanker away to a safe place in Agbarho, Ughelli North LGA.”
In her remark, the wife of the driver thanked God for everything saying that she was shocked at the initial stage when she received the news but appreciated her husband for his patriotism and heroism.