Kunle Edun, Warri-based senior lawyer and National Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has made a donation to the Bravery Fund for Ejiro the Hero which the Citizens Advocacy for Social & Economic Rights (CASER) set up to raise funds to appreciate Ejiro Otarigho, the famous tanker driver who risked his life to save the lives of over 10,000 other Nigerians, when he drove a burning petrol laden tanker from a densely populated area of Agbarho town, near Warri and parked it safely at the riverside, thereby avoiding a national disaster.
See the video of the burning tanker
Mr Edun’s latest donation brings the total money so far raised in the Bravery Fund for Ejiro the Hero to the sum of N510,000. The 30-day fundraiser for Ejiro will end on the 11th of July, 2022. Every kobo raised will be given as a mark of reward and recognition of Ejiro’s heroic act, with the aim of supporting his family of four children and a pregnant wife. CASER also aims to use the fundraiser to other young inspire young Nigerians to patriotic and heroic whenever they have such opportunities.
Thus, over half a million Naira has been raised as follows:
1. Forthright Chambers- N100,000
2. CASER – N250,000
3. Osauzo Obaro, FCA- N50,000
4. Omaghomi Wey E. – N20,000
5. Barr. Kelvin Nosa Osenwenkha – N20,000
6. Barr. Okey Nwafor- N20,000
7. Jerry Imoniokena – N5,000
8. A yet-to-be-identified donor -N25,000
9.Olukunle Edun- N20,000
Total so far- N510,000
The fundraiser for Ejiro was informed by the knowledge as also reported on BBC Pidgin that Ejiro has four children and a pregnant wife who depended on the burnt truck, to survive. He would therefore need financial help but more especially, the fundraiser which has been tagged Bravery Fund for Ejiro the Hero will last for 30 days and would end on the 11th of July 2022. For each of the days, the fundraiser would run, CASER Executive Director, Frank Tietie has committed to taking one action to urge Nigerian leaders and citizens to do something to honour and celebrate Ejiro’s heroic act and by so doing, inspire other young people to selfless and patriotic acts whenever they have such opportunities.
CASER has therefore dedicated a bank account for the fundraiser. The bank statement of the account will be published and every Kobo realised would be given to Ejiro and his family.
Therefore, send donations to:
Tietie has created a temporary WhatsApp Group to give daily updates on the donations to the fundraiser.
To join, click here👇🏾
The Bravery Fund for Ejiro the Hero aims to inspire the restoration of positive heroism in our communities.
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