Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Honesty is Virtue

Honest Abuja cab driver returns N18m, gets N2.5m reward

Honesty is a great virtue that should be emulated at all cost. The recent turnaround of the lives of Mr. Imeh Usah and family would attest to this witty statement.
Imeh, a taxi driver, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja was yesterday awarded a plaque of N2.5million for his honesty,as he emerged the winner of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) maiden Integrity Award.
The obviously overjoyed driver, accompanied by his wife Mercy was hosted by capital market community for his rare honesty which he portrayed by returning N18 million forgotten in his taxi cab in 2007
by a customer. Four different groups in Nigeria had earlier acknowledged and commended Usuah who was also a former workshop foreman with Julius Berger Plc.
Ms Arunma Oteh, the Director- General of SEC said that the award and money given to Usuah was the commission’s contributions toward the promotion, recognition and reward for integrity.
Still in full of admiration of Usuah’s uncommon attitude, Oteh said, “His exemplary act of honesty and integrity had sprinkled a burst of refreshing dew upon the national consciousness. The integrity award is
a careful response to a critical need of the Nigerian society, as it is through it that trust is built and sustained.”
Responding to the accolades been showered on him,  Usuah, a native of of Ubokudom in Akwa Ibom, expressed his vote of thanks to the commission for the gesture while devoting his award to the “unsung honest and committed Nigerians across the country.”

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