President Muhammadu Buhari has honored the family of late Joseph Blackson from Rivers state, a true Nigerian hero, who lost his life while saving others following a boat accident on the Abonnema-Bakana waterway in Rivers State
According to the president who took to his handle on social media said “on July 28, 2018. at the state house. On Thursday night at the State House, we honored the memory of Joseph Blankson, a true Nigerian hero, who lost his life while saving others following a boat accident on the Abonnema-Bakana waterway in Rivers State, on July 28, 2018.
Blankson successfully rescued 13 persons, and tragically drowned while attempting the 14th rescue. He was the sole casualty of the boat accident.
I presented a posthumous Presidential Special Award for Bravery and Patriotism to his wife, Mercy, and his two children, in recognition of the greatness and heroism of their husband and father.
We will continue to celebrate the best of Nigeria and Nigerians, as we work for and look forward to a better, brighter and greater Nigeria.
Recall that the State Government led by His Excellency, Chief Barr. E.N Wike had promised to take the responsibility of the late hero and give his wife a job of his choice but none was accomplished.
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