Published On: Wed, Aug 22nd, 2018

Lost But Found: Buhari Commends Honesty Conduct Of Two Airport Security Staffers

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(News Investigators) /President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to always emulate the honesty of the two security men who returned a handbag filled with valuables forgotten at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos by a traveler.

The Nigerian couple who traveled from the United States had been picked up by a relative at the airport only for the wife to forget her handbag at the Airport garage on August 18, 2018.

The handbag was sighted by Achi Daniel, a security officer with Halogen Securities who reported the found handbag to his senior officer, Francis Emepueaku who then took inventory of items in the bag.

It was in the process that Mr. Emepueaku used the phone contact in the forgotten handbag to get across to the woman’s daughter abroad who in turn called her father.

The couple returned minutes later to the airport retrieve lost handbag.

When the bag was eventually handed to them, the contents, including a handsome amount of American dollars, phone, wrist watches among other valuables were intact. The grateful couple offered a generous gift, but Messrs Emepueaku and Daniel, declined, saying they were merely doing their duties.

Mr. Buhari, in a statement issued by presidential spokesman Femi Adesina, said he believes that despite the scoffing of a minority number, Nigeria is resolutely on the road to a new dawn.

“Honesty remains the best policy. We must exhibit such behaviour in whatever position we find ourselves, whether high or low,” he said.

“The security men could have chosen to behave differently, following the self-serving principle of ‘if you can’t beat them, join them.’ But they have chosen to be examples of good, honest Nigerians. I commend their conduct to the rest of the country.”

“Nigeria will no longer be a byword for corruption and plundering of public resources. That is the path we have chosen to take, and our country will eventually get to a new shore,” he said.

“That is the path we have chosen to take, and our country will eventually get to a new shore,” he added.



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