Worker gets car from government for returning money paid in error

Worker gets car from government for returning money paid in error

- A Nigerian civil servant, Comrade Benson Efeotor, has proved himself a model for honesty

- Efeotor returned the sum of N53 million erroneously paid into his account by the state

- Delta state government has now rewarded Efeotor’s honesty by gifting him a brand new car on Worker’s Day

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Honesty is a virtue and a thing of pride. The situation of things in the country does not encourage some people to do the right things but some individuals have proven that having integrity is the best.

A civil servant in Delta state, Benson Efeotor’s story, has shown that doing the right things also has rewards.

Nigerian man gets car gift for returning N53m mistakenly paid into his account

Benson Efeotor with his wife Photo: Within Nigeria

The man who works with the Delta State Ministry of Finance (Project E-Delta) was erroneously paid N53,121,650 by the state government. Rather than keeping the money, Efeotor returned it.

His chivalry has been highly celebrated and the state government made sure to reward him with a brand new car.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state announced the reward during ta May Day rally in Asaba. He commended Efeotor’s honesty and encouraged others to be like him.

Nigerian man gets car gift for returning N53m mistakenly paid into his account

Efeotor's brand new car Photo: Within Nigeria

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According to The Sun, the governor described Efeotor as “a man of integrity who should be emulated by other categories of workers in the state.”

Within Nigeria also reported that the honest man said he returned the money because he was not the owner.

“I returned the money because I don’t have such money in my bank account.”

“You don’t collect what does not belong to you. I am working for my salary. If I collect the money, that’s criminal", he said.

This is wonderful news.

Meanwhile Briefly.co.za previously reported that Nigerian senator, Dino Melaye's mother has passed on.

Melaye shared a touching farewell note to his mother on social media via his Instagram page. He revealed that his beloved mother, Deconess Comfort Melaye, had passed on to glory. The senator also referred to her as a friend who lived a godly life.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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