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Widow, children of man who died after rescuing 13 people, get government help

By Rita Okoye

This is indeed a welcomed development as the Rivers State Government has opened an education endowment fund for the children of late hero, Joseph Blankson, who saved 13 lives in a boat mishap in the state

Gov. Nyesom Wike announced this while receiving Blankson’s family at Government House, Port Harcourt.

Wike, who condoled with the bereaved family, also gave immediate employment to the wife of the deceased, Mercy Blankson, a graduate of microbiology and advised her to invest the money in a scheme that will best benefit the children and guarantee their future.

Late Blankson rescued 13 people in a boat mishap at Bakana, Rivers State, before he lost his life while trying to rescue the 14th person.

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