NOA REWARDS AIRPORT CLEANER WITH A CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AWARD FOR RETURNING 12million NAIRA
The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has awarded Josephine Ugwu, a female contract staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, with the NOA Citizens Responsibility Award in recognition of her outstanding display of honesty. Announcing the award in Abuja, the Director General of NOA, Mr. Mike Omeri said the Agency was honouring the cleaner for returning the sum of twelve million naira in a bag forgotten by a traveller inside the screening area of the airport. He said Ugwu discovered the bag while cleaning the airport on the 10th of January, 2015 and immediately reported it to her supervisor who in turn ensured the owner was traced and the money returned. Omeri said such honesty was typical of the true Nigerian and in line with the national core values as enshrined in the constitution. In his words, “She is one of the many Nigerians who, through their noble character while performing their routine duties, show their commitment to the national pledge of faithfulness, loyalty and honesty. She deserves to be honoured and celebrated as an icon of doing the right thing”. Ugwu joins 15 other Nigerians who have received the NOA Citizens Responsibility Award for outstanding character, including seven distinguished police officers who investigated the Cynthia Osokogu murder case in 2013.