Ejiro Otarigho

: Senate to honour for averting catastrophe

The Senate has nominated Ejiro Otarigho, a brave tanker driver who drove a burning tanker out of a danger zone to avoid a tragic fire incident in Agbarho, Delta State, for the National Honor.

The Senate has also decided to “invite Mr. Ejiro Otarigho to the Senate Chamber for public commendation by Senator Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate.”

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“Recommend Mr. Ejiro Otarigho to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, for a befitting National Honour as Mr. President may deem fit for his extraordinary act of bravery, courage, and skill that prevented the loss of human lives and property on a massive scale,” the Senate concluded.

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, APC, Delta Central, and Senator James Manager (PDP, Delta South) co-sponsored a motion by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, APC, Delta Central, which was passed by the Senate yesterday (APC, Delta North).

Senator Omo-Agege, speaking under Orders 45 and 52 of Senate Standing Order 2021 (as amended), stated that if Ejiro had not shown courage, a major fire disaster could have occurred in his senatorial district, claiming several lives and property.

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Ejiro’s “extraordinary display of courage, reflex application of special driving skills, and huge risk to his own life prevented a huge national tragedy and catastrophe by driving a burning tanker loaded with inflammable petroleum products from residential areas to safety so that thousands of our people may not die in an inferno that would have also consumed so much property in Agbarho, Delta State on Friday, June 10, 2022,” according to the Deputy President of the Senate.

He emphasized that the driver’s audacious act of heroism saved the country from tragedy and mourning.

It will be recalled that Ejiro, in a rare act of bravery, drove a burning tanker out of a danger zone last week to avert a tragic fire incident in Agbarho, Delta State.

Last Friday, Ejiro drove the burning truck for 25 minutes from a densely populated area to the Agbarho River, where the inferno completely consumed the tanker.

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Onlookers caught the act on camera, and it quickly went viral.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Senate, who presided over plenary, praised the driver for risking his life to get the burning truck out of a residential area and save lives.

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