Two Nigerians recently made headline with their act of integrity when they returned to the Federal Government unearned N1, 840, 500 allowances paid into their different accounts.
Acting president Yemi Osinbajo had, on Saturday, taken to twitter to laud Daniel Joshua, a beneficiary of N-Power who returned N60, 000 N-power allowances credited to him for the months he had discontinued from the scheme.
Joshua was one of many Nigerians in Taraba states who benefited from the scheme but in April of this year, he got a job and disengaged.
Although he had disengaged from the scheme in April, Joshua was paid the monthly N30,000 allowance for May and June.
The acting president lauded Joshua for returning the stipends paid for the two months he had disengaged. “Daniel refunded payments of N-Power stipends credited to him for the period he had already disengaged from #NPowerNG,” Ag. President said
Similarly, a Nigerian civil servant in Lokoja, Kogi state, Husseina Mohammed, returned an excess salary of N1.7 million credited to her account for the month of March 2017.
Husseina and her husband, who has not been paid for the past 15 months, thought returning the excess payment was the right thing to do.
According to reports, she was overjoyed when she got the alert but after a meeting with members of her family, the Mohammed family decided to do the right thing by returning the money to the government.
She then approached the Director-General of Kogi state Bureau of Information and Grassroots Mobilisation, Abdulkareem Abdulmalik, who guided her in the process of returning the money.
The director commended Husseina and her husband for their exemplary behavior and urged all civil servants to learn from the good nature of the Mohammeds.
The stories of Joshua and Husseina are examples of the diligence of many Nigerians that hardly get reported.