The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has awarded Josephine Ugwu, a female contract staffer of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, with the NOA Citizens’ Responsibility Award in recognition of her outstanding show of honesty.
It will be recalled hat om January 10 2015, Ugwu was reported to have returned the sum of N12 million stuffed in a bag forgotten by a traveller at the screening area of the airport.
Announcing the award in Abuja, the Director-General of NOA, Mike Omeri, said such honesty was typical of the true Nigerian and in line with the national core values as enshrined in the constitution.
“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,” he said.
Ugwu joins 15 other Nigerians who have received the NOA Citizens’ Responsibility Award for outstanding character, including seven police officers who investigated the Cynthia Osokogu murder case in 2013.