By Mbonu Watson C
INTERESTING: President Buhari Honored Late Blankson who drowned after successfully rescued 13 people in a boat accident
The presidential and national posthumous honor came late yesterday 1st of October 2021 at the Abuja State House Nigeria, as Nigeria mack her 61 independence. Said the Presidency Federal Republic of Nigeria
The Presidency writes: On Thursday night at the State House, we honored the memory of Joseph Blankson, a great Nigerian, true patriotic Nigerian hero, who lost his life while saving others following a boat accident that occurred on the Abonnema-Bakana waterway in Rivers State, back on July 28, 2018.
On that faithful day, Blankson successfully rescued 13 persons after the boat he and other great Nigerians were on board had an accident
He standout and move so quickly in rescuing 13 people but was tragically drowned while attempting the 14th rescue. He was the sole casualty of the boat accident, so today we hour him, we hour his goodwill and bravely
I Buhari President Of The Federal Republic of Nigeria 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.
His memory and great deed will live long, and we will continue to celebrate the best of Nigeria and Nigerians for all Nigerians, as we work for and look forward to a better, bigger, brighter, and greater Nigeria for everyone. Those were the words of the President
After the news of the Presidential honor to Late Joseph Blankson break, the majority of Nigerians took to social media to thank President Buhari in appreciate for such honor, to them ‘it a well-deserved honor, and Nigerians indeed appreciate Mr. Presdient for such move
AfriNOTES Media where live to monitor the comment section and see the views of Nigerians on this very development and we are well pleased to learn that the majority of Nigerian gave the president and his team a Thank you votes on this very one
Indeed, Mr. President has once again on this very step won the heart of many Nigerians for honoring Late Joseph Blankson after the president made the announcement via their Facebook pages, the post has gotten a lot of likes, comments, and shares
One of the commenters says. in quotes
Well deserved. We need the Presidency to honour more people in this manner. People should be motivated to give their all for the country, knowing fully well that they will be honoured and remembered in death.
Another comment in quote below
Nigerians are ready and willing to honour you too Mr President if you can follow that path for our dear country. That isn’t too much to ask from you sir. Save this country from drowning just like that late man did for others in River State.
Or what is the essence of staying alive at 80+ while youths at their prime are being killed and slaughtered daily like animals?
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