- A Nigerian civil servant, Comrade Benson Efeotor, has proved himself a model for honesty
- Efeotor returned the sum of GHc762,611 erroneously paid into his account by the state
- Delta state government has now rewarded Efeotor’s honesty by gifting him a brand new car on Worker’s Day
Honesty is a virtue and a thing of pride. The situation of things in the country does not encourage some people to do the right things but some individuals have proven that having integrity is the best.
The story of Benson Efeotor, a civil servant in Delta state, Nigeria, has shown that doing the right things also has rewards.
The man who works with the Delta State Ministry of Finance (Project E-Delta) was erroneously paid GHc762,611 by the state government. Rather than keeping the money, Efeotor returned it.
His honesty has been highly celebrated and the state government made sure to reward him with a brand new car.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state announced the reward during ta May Day rally in Asaba. He commended Efeotor’s honesty and encouraged others to be like him.
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According to The Sun, the governor described Efeotor as “a man of integrity who should be emulated by other categories of workers in the state.”
Within Nigeria also reported that the honest man said he returned the money because he was not the owner.
“I returned the money because I don’t have such money in my bank account.”
“You don’t collect what does not belong to you. I am working for my salary. If I collect the money, that’s criminal", he said.
This is wonderful news.
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