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Air Force set to reward personnel who returned €37,000 to owner

Bashir Umar, Air Force personnel who returned 37,000 Euros to owner

A personnel of the Nigerian Air Force, identified as, Bashir Umar, has returned the sum of 37,000Euro he found in a package.

Umar picked up the package on Tuesday during a patrol with his team at the Hajj Camp Market in Kano State.

The good Air man, who is attached to the NAF Mobile Air Defence Team, after discovering the huge cash, returned it to the owner.

He found the owner of the huge sum identified as Alhaji Ahmad after calling a phone number he found on the package.

The Nigerian Air Force in a statement on Sunday revealed that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, had ordered the NAF Chief of Administration, Air Marshal Kingsley Lar, to reward him for his good act.

“The air force is set to reward one of its personnel, Aircraftman Bashir Umar, who found and returned the sum of €37,000 to Alhaji Ahmad, the owner of the lost money,” NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, revealed in the statement.

“The incident occurred at the Hajj Camp Market in Kano on Tuesday, when Bashir, while on a routine patrol with some of his colleagues, found the money in a parcel. Fortunately, there was a phone number on the parcel, which the airman called, and he eventually handed over the package to the owner.

“Consequently, the Chief of Air Staff has directed the Chief of Administration at the NAF Headquarters, Air Marshal Kingsley Lar, to immediately come up with modalities to reward the airman so as to encourage other personnel of the service to continue with attitudes that reflect the air force’s core values of integrity, excellence and service delivery.”



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