Remember her, Miss Josephine Ugwu, the cleaner who saw the sum of $12,200,000 in a toilet at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos and submitted it to security officials in 2015, has been recognised and rewarded by the federal government.
Josephine was honoured at an event organised by Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Tuesday for her honesty and integrity in the discharge of her duties.
Ugwu was presented with the 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.
It would be recalled that in 2015, Ugwu while carrying out her duties as a cleaner with Patovilki Industrial Planners Limited, a concessionaire of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), saw the sum of $12,200,000 in a toilet and submitted it to security officials.
Patovilki was responsible for the cleaning of MMIA terminal from departure level to the towers
The money was subsequently returned to the owner. She has also refunded other sums lost by several other passengers at different times.
Ugwu was subsequently employed by the Authority in recognition of her honesty and exemplary conducts, after a many pleadings.
The event climaxed with an hand shake to 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.
Speaking with africanbusinesstravel.com.ng after the awards, Josephine who was full of praises to the management of African Business Travel News (ABTN) and Patovilki Limited for their support at making her deeds known to the public leading to the awards and recognitions she has received so far and promised uphold the tenets of honesty and integrity in her lifetime.