The Federal Government has given Mrs. Josephine Ugwu, the staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), who in 2015 returned $12,200 belonging to a passenger at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos a new apartment and other an award.
The house, and the award were given to her in Abuja yesterday at an event organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
The event by ICPC event was a two-day summit on ‘Diminishing Corruption in the Public Sector’ and organised in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
It would be recalled that Ugwu while working with a cleaning company at the Lagos Airport, Patovilki Cleaning Service had found the sum belonging to a passenger in toilet.
Rather than escaped with the money, Ugwu took possession of the cash and handed it over to security officials at the airport. The sum was subsequently handed over to the owner.
A statement by Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, the General Manager, Corporate Communications, FAAN, said that the government recognised the honesty and integrity of Ugwu in the discharge of her duties.
Yakubu stated that apart from the $12,200 shge refunded, Ugwu had also returned other sums of money lost by several passengers at different times.
The statement added: “Ugwu was subsequently given automatic employment by the authority in recognition of her honesty and exemplary conducts.
“The event climaxed with a hand shake to Mrs. Ugwu from the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari.
“She was also given a brand new apartment in Lagos for her act of honesty and integrity.”
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