The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Tuesday recognized a staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs Josephine Ugwu for her honesty and integrity in the discharge of her duties.
Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, the General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN said in a statement in Lagos that Ugwu was presented with the Integrity Award at a two-day summit on ‘Diminishing Corruption in the Public Sector’ jointly organized by the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and ICPC in Abuja. Yakubu recalled that in a celebrated case in the year 2015, Ugwu while carrying out her duties as a cleaner at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos saw the sum of $12.2 million in a toilet and submitted it to security officials. She said that the money was subsequently returned to the owner.
According to the general manager, she has also refunded other sums lost by several other passengers at different times. Yakubu also said Ugwu was subsequently given automatic employment by the Authority in recognition of her honesty and exemplary conducts. The FAAN spokesperson said that the event climaxed with a hand shake to Ugwu from the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari. Yakubu said Ugwu was also given a brand new apartment in Lagos for her act of honesty and integrity.