The Deputy Senate President Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has rewarded brave tanker driver, Ejiro Otarigho with a personal donation of N1 million. About a fortnight ago, Otarigho diverted his fuel-laden truck away from a densely populated area in Agbarho, a community in Omo-Agege’s Delta Central senatorial district.
The act was captured by onlookers on video and has since gone viral.
In applauding the tanker driver, Omo-Agege, who is also the Delta State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, said Otarigho’s courageous action saved not only his constituents, but prevented a national catastrophe and mourning.
The amount, Omo-Agege stated, was his personal donation to appreciate the tanker driver for risking his life to save others.
Responding, Otarigho thanked the DSP for his kind donation. He debunked media reports that he was not interested in national honour but in a new tanker.
He said: “I look forward to coming to Abuja for the national honour recommended for me to the President by the Senate. I wish to thank him (Senator Omo-Agege) again for moving the motion”.
Last week, the Senate recommended Otarigho to President Muhammadu Buhari for national honours.
This followed a motion moved by Omo-Agege and co-sponsored by Senator James Manager (PDP, Delta South) and Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (APC, Delta North).
Director, Communications and Media Strategy, Delta APC Gubernatorial Campaign Organization.