Omo-Agege hails driver for moving burning tanker away from Delta community centre
For driving a burning tanker carrying petroleum product out of a crowed community centre in Agbarho in Delta State, Mr. Ejiro Otarigho has been commended for his heroic feat.
Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, in a commendation statement, described Otarigho as a hero for his courageous act that averted a disaster that would have claimed several lives.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the incident which took place at the weekend, happened when the tanker driver drove the truck from a densely populated area to Agbarho River where it was completely razed.
Agbarho, a community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state, is in Delta Central Senatorial District, where the lawmaker represents at the National Assembly.
He said: “By your action, you have saved a lot of our people who could have died from this accident. It is not everyone that will have the courage to do what you just did.
“By this singular act, you saved Agbarho community from major disaster. And we are very proud of you.
“To me, you have become a hero to our people. And I’m sure a lot of people will be looking up to you right now. So you have every right to feel like a hero. I am very proud of you,” he said.
The statement also indicates that Otarigho had through a phone call, thanked Omo-Agege for personally reaching out to him.
He described the call by the deputy president of the senate as a healing balm.
“For a man like the deputy president of the senate to put a call to me at this crucial time, I am very happy about that. Hearing from him alone shows that he identifies with the people,” he said.