The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has commended the bravery, courage, and professionalism of one Mr Otarigho Ejiro, the tanker driver who showed heroism by averting what would have been a major catastrophy on the roads.
According to a statement on Wednesday by the Public Education Officer of the FRSC, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, the tanker driver’s display of professionalism has endeared the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi to bestow upon him an award for rare exhibition of bravery.
The award, according to the statement, shall be given to him at a date to be announced soon.
Kazeem, also disclosed that the Corps Marshal, who received the report of the incident which occured in Agbarho community off the East West Road in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State on Friday, described the heroic act as; “patriotic, sacrificial, selfless and highly commendable”.
He said that the commendation is done to reaffirm the position of the Corps as an agency that does not only punish drivers when they contravene the law, but also commend them when they display professionalism in driving.
He called on other drivers who convey inflammable products to emulate Mr Ejiro’s courage and professionalism.