A member of Nigeria’s air force some few days ago returned a parcel to it’s owner that contained 37,000 euros ($41,500; £33,300) in cash, the air force revealed.
Bashir Umar, a member of the force’s Mobile Air Defense Team that is deployed to Kano airport, northern Nigeria, for security duties shook the whole world with his human act.
The air force in a statement said he was on routine patrol with his colleagues when he found the parcel containing the lost money.
Instead of keeping it, the air force says the serviceman found a telephone number on the parcel which turned out to be the contact for the money’s owner.
He has however been awarded as earlier promised by the Air Force by giving him a double promotion which would have taken him 10 Years to attain.
His employer’s said they received a letter of commendation from the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, at the Headquarters of the Nigerian Air Force in Abuja.
His boss, Abubakar in a speech, said ACM Bashir’s display of uncommon act of integrity by returning €37,000 Euros he found at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano to its owner on 7 July 2019 while performing his routine duties.
He said, “I am proud to say that we have found in ACM Bashir the rare qualities we stand for in the Nigerian Air Force. “The special promotion of ACM Bashir to the rank of Corporal today, apart from serving as a reward for good conduct is also to serve as motivation to other airmen/airwomen to aspire for such elevation.”
ACM Bashir Umar was enlisted into the Nigerian Air Force on August 1, 2016 after Basic Military Training at the Military Training Center Kaduna.
He is serving with National Air Defence Corps (NADC), Ikeja Lagos and attached to Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport as part of the Mobile Air Defence Team.