Nigerian Air Force sets to reward personnel who returned €37,000 found in Kano market

By Umar Salam.

The Nigerian Air Force is set to reward an Aircraftman, Bashir Umar, who returned the sum of €37,000 found in a parcel at the Hajj Camp Market in Kano State to the owner.

The NAF personnel, who was deployed for airport security duties with the NAF Mobile Air Defence Team, found the parcel on Tuesday during a routine patrol with some of his colleagues.

Umar, according to a statement issued yesterday by the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, returned the money, which was said to belong to one Alhaji Ahmad, after calling a phone number he found on the parcel.

Daramola also hinted that the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has instructed the NAF Chief of Administration to “immediately come up with modalities to reward the airman.”

He said, “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.

“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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