- A member of the Nigerian Air Force has returned a parcel full of cash to its rightful owner
- Bashir Umar, a member of the force's Mobile Air Defence sent back the package which had GHc 223,000 in it
- In a statement released by the Air Force, Umar, was said to be on a routine patrol with his colleagues when he found the item
- Umar will be rewarded for his noble and honourable gesture
A member of Nigeria’s Air Force has returned a parcel to its rightful owner that contained GHc 223, 000 (€37,000: $41,500) in cash, the air force says.
Bashir Umar is a member of the force’s Mobile Air Defence Team that is deployed to Kano airport, northern Nigeria, for security duties.
The air force in a statement said he was on routine patrol with his colleagues when he found the parcel containing the money.
Instead of keeping it, the air force says the serviceman found a telephone number on the parcel which turned out to be the contact for the money’s owner.
Umar will now be rewarded “so as to encourage other personnel of the service”, the air force says. Exactly how he will be rewarded is not clear.
This isn’t the first time honest staff have returned forgotten valuables at Nigeria’s airports.
In 2018, the airport authorities in Lagos honoured two security guards for returning a “sum of money and expensive items”, and in September 2018, a cleaner was commended for returning “lost valuable” of a passenger.
Meanwhile, at a time when plastic has become a herculean menace for many countries, here in Ghana, young individuals are undertaking projects that turn plastic waste into fuel like grease, diesel and petrol for household use.
The project has received a GEFSGPGhana UNDP Ghana support to begin the pilot stage of the laudable initiative.
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