Nigeria: Air Force personnel gets double promotion after returning missing €37,000 (GHC220k)

Bashir Umar receives award
A Nigerian Air Force personnel, Bashir Umar has been given a double promotion in reward for returning a missing €37,000 to its owner.

Bashir Umar, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel who returned a missing €37,000 to its owner has just been promoted by the Nigerian Chief of Air Staff.

Mr Umar, who is a member of the NAF Mobile Air Defence Team deployed at the airport on security duties, found the parcel during a routine patrol with some of his colleagues.

He discovered the parcel at the airport’s Hajj Camp Market on July 16 and with a telephone number he found on it, he reached the owner, one Alhaji Ahmad, and handed the parcel to him.

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He was promoted two levels, from Aircraftman to the rank of Corporal, a promotion that would have taken him ten years to achieve.

According to President Buhari’s media aide, Bashir Ahmad, ‘Corp. Bashir has received double promotion and was decorated with a new rank of Corporal, a reward for his integrity.

Speaking at a special event organised to honour the airman at Air Force Headquarters, Abuja, Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, an Air Marshal, said Mr. Umar displayed an uncommon act of integrity by returning the money to the owner.

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Umar recently found 37,000 euros and returned it to the owner.

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