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Lagos Assembly Honours MMIA Cleaner Who Returned Passenger’s Lost N12 Million | Given Monetary Gift



Josephine Ugwu

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday honored Josephine Ugwu, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) cleaner who returned a passenger’s lost N12 million in foreign currencies.

Ugwu and some of her co-workers attended a House sitting presided over by Deputy Speaker, Kolawole Taiwo, PM News reports.

Taiwo gave her a letter of commendation on behalf of the House, as well as an undisclosed sum of money.

“Your conduct has positively affected the image of Nigeria internationally. It is an act worthy of emulation, because of this we decided to hold a special parliamentary session to celebrate your honesty, integrity, uprightness, sincerity, truthfulness and patriotism. We truly believe in you,” the letter stated in part.

Ugwu was overjoyed by the honour, and stated:

“I never expected that I will be honoured to be in this Assembly talk more of been recognised and honoured by this institution,” she said while adding that she was only doing her duty according to the rules of the organisation she works with and according to the training she received from her parents. My family trained me not take anything that does not belong to me.

I also want to prove to the world that Nigeria is a good country with people of integrity unlike the wrong impression they have about the country.”

In addition she mentioned that this is the third time since December 2014 that she would be returning passengers’ lost money to Airport security.


  1. @edDREAMZ

    May 19, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
    God don bless her nobi lie….

  2. JULIE

    May 19, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Madam see how God open doors for u and ur family. Keep it up

  3. Egwurube comfort

    May 19, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Thank you very much God bless and increase you.

  4. CEOchrissamuel

    May 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    This single act of her have shown that she has conquered greed.The latent truth is that this act gonna pave a way for her and it gonna open enormous doors of opportunities.”Good name is still better than Gold”.

  5. Jules

    May 19, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    These are rare virtues in dis country and the world in general. They should pls don’t give her fish alone but how to fish

  6. zelda

    May 19, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    God continue to bless u

  7. jwezee

    May 19, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Clearly who ever owns that 12milion n forgot / misplaced it definitely had too much or had no need for it….how do u forget 12Million like that!?! …good thing I wasn’t the one who found it

    • olu

      May 19, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      Barawo …because of such mindset, you will never find such. No be curse

  8. Emmanuel Ukpe

    May 19, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    By the way can you travel with so much Naira? I think the government should investigate the passenger carrying such amount of money…is there no law on how much you can travel with? Where did the money come from? Is this drug money? Stolen money? Politician bribe?

    • Betty

      May 20, 2015 at 10:48 am

      Do not mind why the person can travel with such a lot of money. Put your self in the place if it was yours …. Look at the heart of that employer who was trained from childhood. Few people like her around the whole globe deserves the best. If most of us put in practice such spirit, what do you expect? Trustworthy!

  9. Miss Pee

    May 19, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you Ma’am for showing that it is still ok to have values in the 21st century.

  10. chi-e-z

    May 20, 2015 at 3:01 am

    who are these people that keep leaving/forgetting millions of naira… like really.. I can’t even forget $20 without being anxious. Some Nigerians can waste sha…

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