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Lagos Assembly to Honour Cleaner at MMIA Who Returned Lost N12 Million to Owner



?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday announced that it would honour Josephine Agwu, a cleaner at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) who found and returned a bag containing international currencies worth N12 million a passenger had lost.

According to Tribune, the assembly has invited Agwu to appear before its sitting at a later date, during which she will be honoured.

Agwu’s noble act has been lauded by many, as despite the fact that she earns a salary of N7,800, she was honest enough to return the N12 million untouched to the owner.

Speaking on the incident, she said “If I had taken what doesn’t belong to me, God will punish me. I am contented with my N7, 800 monthly salary. It was not my money. I believe when it pleases God, He will bless the work of my hand and will make me rich.”

Reports state that Agwu has returned lost money and items to owners on two previous occasions.

Photo Credit: Andrey Popov/ (*Photo is for illustrative purposes only*)


  1. Mr Ekoh

    February 24, 2015 at 11:17 am

    And they say that Nigerians are always dishonest and ready to steal…….God bless her real good.
    There are still many good people in our beloveth Naija.

  2. jhennique

    February 24, 2015 at 11:17 am

    The blessings that await you will overwhelm you! God bless!

    • Bella

      February 24, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      Amen to that.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      February 24, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      AMEN!!!! Blessings that will endure and never run dry, like stolen riches often do. This is an amazing lesson for me- Godliness with contentment is great gain (1 Tim 6:6)

  3. samuel

    February 24, 2015 at 11:25 am

    if almost all people can be like that girl, will wont have too much problem in this country, because in this world they are full of untrust people, may the lord bless and bless the work of your hand. in jesus name.

  4. Rose

    February 24, 2015 at 11:25 am

    God will surely bless you Josephine. Well done!

  5. Awoyo

    February 24, 2015 at 11:32 am

    God bless you Josephine, a good name is better than Gold and Silver. Your unborn generation shall benefit from your act.

    As you declared that God will bless the work of your hand and make you rich, so shall it be for you in Jesus’ name. Keep up the lovely work that you are doing.

  6. o

    February 24, 2015 at 11:40 am

    God bless and reward you, Josephine. But why do ppl still carry so much cash around? Always one story or the other about someone losing so much cash. Haba??!

  7. FLOW

    February 24, 2015 at 11:50 am

    This honour should come with some financial benefits of its own o, not just one yeye plague and a mention in a newspaper o, what she has done isn’t something we hear of everyday, especially nowadays wey everybody wan make am by hook or crook, may God bless you josephine, u r a diamond in the rough!

  8. estility

    February 24, 2015 at 11:53 am

    U̶̲̥̅̊ shall know no lack ma! Am so happy…

  9. @edDREAMZ

    February 24, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    This babe is just like me, no addition no substraction….

    • Peg!!!

      February 24, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      Am sure she is. LOolll

  10. Emmanuel

    February 24, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    God bless you my dear… Very few people will do same in this present situation of the country….Rejoice for are arlready lifted by God almighty.

  11. Someone Naughty

    February 24, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Josephine Agwu, God will enrich you 100 fold.

    Side note: her salary is N7,800 and she works in a government organisation. Isn’t the minimum wage 18,000?!

    • Dee

      February 24, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      Probably a private contractor. The govt will pay the cleaning company well and they’ll give the cleaners whatever they like.

  12. Chicanita

    February 24, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    God bless her. Honesty is the best policy.
    Meanwhile, why is she earning 7,800? Isn’t minimum wage like 18k? Hmmm

    • Dee

      February 24, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      No one upholds labor laws in Nigeria.

  13. Meme

    February 24, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Is people like this that should rule a nation like Nigeria… I am honest and content but I have learnt more of it from this post… May God continually reward your honesty in Jesus name Sis…

  14. minimum wage

    February 24, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    The cleaning jobs at the airport are contracted out to private firms, the govt pays the owner of the cleaning company, while the owner pays the cleaners what they like.

  15. Dee

    February 24, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    How can anyone survice on =N=7800 for an entire month? 🙁 Even the cost of her transportation to work alone…. sigh

  16. bimpe

    February 24, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    God will bless and reward you. Amen. Even as injustice is the order of the day some people are still faithful and loyal. Why should a Government establishment be paying below the minimum wage they stipulated? Hope her salary and those of the other workers will be increased and hope she’ll be rewarded with not just some random plaque. People in the House of Assembly should learn from her. A lot of pen robbery going on and those doing this are already comfortable. Imagine 7,800 a month?? How does she eat,where does she live and how does she commute? These are questions the people in power should ask themselves about the lives of the very common man whose life they theoretically say they want to want to improve! God bless you madam! Between, I hope the money was returned in tact to the owner and I hope he/she will be generous enough to reward the lady in some way!

  17. andrew

    February 24, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Im sorry this girl is foolish, return wettin. Blessings come in different forma.this was hers and she messed it up

  18. ceey

    February 24, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    lord give the courage to do same. Amen

  19. Aderonke says #Bring BackOurGirls#

    February 24, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    God will continue to bless you Josephine. Ur generations yet unborn will reap from this seed of honesty that you have sown. No man can pay you enough for this, so God will pay you beyond doubts. U are a role model,u deserve a better job, beautiful home for u and ur folks and a mobility that will ease your transportation stress.
    All these and more will God do for you.

  20. chi-e-z

    February 24, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    So she makes less than $52 a month. How does she eat? How does she pay rent? How does she go to work? This capitalist 1st-3rd world ish is just bullsh#t…This life sucks why people even don’t swim away by all means from Nigeria puzzles me in fact this world.

  21. oba

    February 24, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    @andrew,i pray d Lord would deliver u from ignorance and covetousness.Imagine u saying blessing comes in different ways like this one!we all hope for better naija but we are not always ready to pay the price individually.

  22. *curious*

    February 24, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    a woman with a beautiful heart.

  23. nnenne

    February 25, 2015 at 1:32 am

    A good name is better than all the money in the world. At the end of the day, one can only sleep in one bed. A good name is the only thing we will be remembered for at the end of our lives.
    Continue to be blessed my dear.

  24. chy

    February 25, 2015 at 8:08 am

    my dear i love you already.

  25. Israel Akanji

    March 1, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I pray That the book of remembrance open consigning you speedily, not by assembly but by the one who was before assembly and remain after assembly for ever!
    Because the genaration of upright shall be bless! You will see your children children bless and mighty upon the earth. Remain ever blessed!

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