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The Story Of How Joseph Died While Saving Lives And How Pres Buhari Honoured Him 3 Years After

It is interesting to note that good deeds are still appreciated in Nigeria by our leaders. Even at death, some good and brave Nigerians still get appreciated for their bravely when they are still alive. 

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This is the story of Joseph Blackson who died on the 28th of July, 2018 at the age of 38 years.

Joseph Blackson, a native of Bakana Degema area of Rivers State died while saving 13 victims of a boat accident.

The Nigerian contractor worked for an oil company in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital where he supplied diesel. 

(Photo Credit - Guardian Newspaper)

The brave Nigerian was travelling to his hometown in Bakana when the boat capsized. He helped rescue about 13 lives but got drowned on the 14th rescue attempt.

On Thursday night, President Muhammadu Buhari honoured the memory of Joseph Blackson as a presented a posthumous award for bravery and patriotism to his wife, Mercy and his two children.

(Photo Credit - President Muhammadu Buhari verified Facebook page)

The award was given to his family in recognition of the greatness and heroism he displayed to save lives and for dying in the process.

(Photo Credit - President Muhammadu Buhari verified Facebook page)

May the soul of Joseph Blackson continue to rest in perfect peace and may God continue to grant the family he left behind good health and happiness.

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