President Buhari has expressed his desire for Nigerians to emulate two security men who returned a handbag filled with valuables forgotten at the Murtala Muhammed Airport by an American returnee.
Such conduct, he said, reflected the new Nigeria that all desire.
A statement by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, reads A Lagos-based medical doctor, Banji Oyegbami, had met a family returning from America at the airport on August 18, 2018. .
In the process of loading their luggage into the car of their host, the handbag of the returnee’s wife fell, unknown to anyone.
“It was not till 90 minutes later that an officer of Halogen Securities, on duty at the airport, called the couple, to come for the retrieved bag.
When the bag was eventually collected, the contents, including a handsome amount of American dollars, phone, wrist watch, and other valuables were intact.
The grateful couple offered a generous gift, but Messrs Francis Emepueaku and Achi Daniel; declined, saying they were merely doing their duties.”
According to him, President Buhari believed that despite the scoffing of a minority number, Nigeria is resolutely on the road to a new dawn. The President said “Honesty remains the best policy. .
We must exhibit such behaviour in whatever position we find ourselves, whether high or low.”