Abuja cab driver who returned missing N18mn gets N30,000 reward

by Isi Esene

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Abuja has rewarded Umeh Usuah, an Abuja taxi cab driver with N30,000 for returning the sum of N18mn left in his cab by a passenger who he recently alighted at an hotel.

Mr. Usuah said he was at the car-wash when he discovered a bag left in his car by a passenger and he decided to do the right thing by returning it to the owner.

For this exemplary display of honesty, the Abuja taxi cab driver who plies the Abuja Airport road route was recognised by the NOA and handed a reward of N30,000.

While presenting the cash reward to Mr. Usuah, the Director-General of the Agency, Mr. Mike Omeri, said any Nigerian who displays such exemplary behaviour such as Usuah’s deserves to be celebrated.

He said the award would be given to any Nigerian irrespective of status or class that showed act that depicted the values and culture of Nigeria.

The DG continued saying, “Those who often saw Nigerians in bad light should desist from that and began to see her in good light, adding that peace, honesty and love was a Nigerian factor.”

He said that for Usuah, a taxi driver, to have returned N18mn showed that Nigerian still had men and women of integrity.

Narrating the circumstances which led to his returning the money, the cab-driver said, “My mind went back to the man who I dropped at the hotel and I immediately alerted my chairman and he instructed me to go back to the place where I dropped him. I saw him and delivered his bag to him.”

According to the PM News, a representative of the Aviation Minister, Mr. Oche Elias, said it was a rare display of honesty, adding that it was “a huge integrity and trust exhibited by Usuah”.

Elias said the aviation ministry would organise a dinner in Usuah’s honour to show to the world that integrity paid.

We’re proud of him.

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Comments (13)

  1. Nigerian should learn how to give a hansome to anyone who does kind gesture in order to ecourage people to do the right thing. Cus mehn without that is hard!

  2. I'm proud of Mr. Ussiah, but why on earth will someone be carrying 18million around in CASH!

  3. @Quaggar, my thoughts exactly. Give the man atleast 10% and let him be on his way o jare! Dinner ko in his honour ni.

  4. why would someone carry 18m cash? They'd spend how much on the dinner again? Nonsense n ingredients.i doubt if the dude's happy sef.

  5. can nigeria president goodluck jona do dis?

  6. He thought they wil give him up to #500k or something higher that was y he return the cash. Don't worry shaa, manage the 30k ur original reward dey heaven

  7. So they'll probably spend N2m to organise a dinner in his honor. And give him 30k as reward. Who's fooling who in this country? smh.

  8. my bros God wil reward u most. Let our leaders learn frm u.

  9. God bless naija.honesty his gud but d reward is 2 small 4 dat hug amount of money.

  10. Well the man is a patrotic Nigerian i am proud of him. The reward is too meagre and pinchomic our NOA should stop being close fisted in encouraging patrotism in this country.

  11. Good 1 sir, honesty is d best policy. God will reward u.

  12. Am sorry I can't and will not return such amount of money! #Simples!

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