The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Buhari honours the Memory of a late Nigerian who died while preventing the 14th Man from drowning after a vessel capsized while they were all onbaord.
The news of late Joe Blankson has been all over the internet, and nothing was done in honour if his memory.
Not the Governor of his state, not the significant members of his community, not the people he risked his life to save,
and certainly not the company those people he saved worked for. And now the President all the way from the North,
wasn’t even a president when this happened, in his busy schedule,
remembered to pay homage to the memory of this young man who died prematurely at the age of 38 in 2018.
I must confess that the president did really well with this one. He greatly impressed me with this move. Well done Mr President.
His post on social media read.
On Thursday night at the State House, we honoured 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.
Well done Mr President. You did good on this one.