– The heroic act of Reverend Sister Henrietta Alokha continues to generate reactions among Nigerians most especially prominent people
– The minister of education extolled the courage and bravery of the late principal and noted she deserved a posthumous award
– The reverend sister lost her life while attempting to save the lives of her pupils numbering over 300
Mallam Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, has said Rev. Sister Henrietta Alokha, the late principal of Bethlehem Girls College, deserves a posthumous national award for the heroic act of sacrificing life for the children under her care.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Adamu disclosed in a statement by Ben Goong, deputy director, press and public relations of the ministry, on Tuesday, March 17, in Abuja.
The minister while commiserating with families and friends of the victims said that Alokha’s supreme sacrifice must not be allowed to go in vain. Adamu praised the courage and bravery of the late principal, adding that she deserved a posthumous national award.
He also prayed that the Almighty God will grant the soul of the departed rest, and comfort their families.
Amuwo Parrot News (APN) previously reported that Peter Obi, the vice-presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 presidential election, hailed Rev. Sr Henrietta Alokha who lost her life trying to save students from the explosion that affected their dormitory.
The former governor of Anambra state in a series of tweets on Monday, March 16, commiserated with all those affected by the explosion. He went on to hail the courage of the reverend sister who is also the principal of Bethlehem Girls College, Abule Ado.
In a related development, barely twenty-four hours after a gas explosion hit Abule-Ado community of Lagos state, the Peoples Democratic Party described the incident as tragic and unfortunate which could have initially been averted.
The opposition party, through a statement by its national spokesperson, Kola Ologbodiyan, also commended the heroic efforts of late Revd Sister Henrietta Alokha who died in the explosion while saving her students.