Rivers Government Opens Endowment Fund for Hero Joseph Blankson’s Children
The Rivers State Government has opened an endowment fund for the 2 kids of Joseph Blankson who saved 13 people in a boat accident.
A boat Joseph had been riding in had capsized and one by one he saved 13 passengers, pulling them ashore. He had attempted saving the 14th person when, exhausted, he drowned.
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, shared on his Facebook that the endowment fund was revealed while he received Blankson’s wife, children and extended family at the Government House on Monday.
Joseph’s wife, Mercy, was also employed by the Rivers State Government.
Wike also donated to the burial of the late hero.
RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT OPENS AN ENDOWMENT FUND FOR JOE BLANKSON’S CHILDREN
The Rivers State government has opened an education endowment fund for the children of late Joseph Blankson.
The State Governor, His Excellency Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, announced this while receiving the family of the late hero at Government House yesterday afternoon.
Governor Wike who condoled with the bereaved family also gave immediate employment to the wife of the deceased, Mrs. Mercy Blankson, a graduate of microbiology and advised her to put the money in a scheme that will best benefit the children and guarantee their future.
The governor further directed the Executive Chairman of Degema Local Government Council, Hon. Tony Philmoore, PhD, to collect Mercy Blankson’s credentials to perfect the employment offered to her by the government.
Governor Wike also donated to the burial of late Joseph Blankson
Responding, elder brother of Joseph Blankson, Ikronibo Anthony Blankson, thanked the governor for the largesse and prayed for God’s blessings in his life.
Ikronibo Blankson also thanked the Executive Chairman of Degema Local Government Council, Hon. Tony Philmoore, PhD, for facilitating their meeting with the governor.
Chief Press Secretary to the Executive Chairman, Degema Local Government Council
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