‘Ejiro the Hero’: CASER Solicits Support for the Brave Truck Driver Who Averted Fire Disaster in Delta State

Thanks to God, many would have been counting their losses in Delta state in what would have been another major disaster in the country, but was averted by Mr. Ejiro Otarigho, the brave truck/tanker driver, who dared jump inside a burning truck loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in order to save lives and properties.


Ejiro, who reportedly said, he quickly have to drive the burning tanker into a nearby river in what could have been to a major crisis in the busy Agbarho (Warri) area of the state, received commendations from some notable Nigerians, among whom is the Board Chairman of Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER), Otunba Gbenga Onayiga.


The Burning PMS Loaded Truck


According to sources, Otunba Onayiga “has approved the sum of N250,000” to be deposited in the bank as the bravery fund for Ejiro Otarigho, the truck driver, who reportedly saved no fewer than 10,000 lives and property worth billions of Naira, that could have been lost to the inferno.”


Ejiro was said to have drove the burning truck, fully loaded with fuel, away from the densely populated area in Delta state.

The Burning PMS Loaded Truck


Onayiga said, “the ‘Fund for Ejiro the Hero’, initiated by CASER, is to encourage the public to raise money for the driver, who removed the burning truck from an area in Agbarho, near Warri, in Delta State, to a nearby riverside, to avert disaster;” with an emphasis that, “the incident, which would have been a national disaster, was averted by the brave dexterity of Ejiro, who exhibited uncommon selflessness, by staking his life to still drive the tanker, despite the possibility of an explosion.”


According to Otunba Onayiga, who is also a veteran journalist, “the fund became necessary, when it was reported to CASER Executive Director, Frank Tietie, that Otarigho currently has four children, with a pregnant wife, and that the tanker job is the family’s only means of survival.”


Onayiga also disclosed that, the sum of N250,000, which is being used to open the fund, is in addition to the personal donation of N100,000 from Forthright Chambers, the Law Office of Tietie in Abuja.”


While soliciting further help from Nigerians, the said amount donated so far to the courageous Ejiro Otarigho, has again, reportedly handed over to him on Sunday afternoon, in Agbarho, through one Prince Oghenetejiri Ogegere, an airtraffic controller, and the president of Urhobo Progressive Youth Association.


Another Image of the Burning Truck 

However, it has not yet been confirmed if the burnt truck belong to Mr. Otarigho or not.

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