Thursday, 23 August 2018


Two airport security men at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, returned a missing bag containing valuables, to the owner.

 In a report by the Punch, a Lagos-based medical doctor, Banji Oyegbami, was said to have met a family returning from America at the airport on August 18, 2018.

In the process of loading their luggage into the car of their host, the handbag of the returnee’s wife reportedly fell, unknown to anyone.

About 90 minutes later, an officer of Halogen Securities who was on duty at the airport called the couple to come for the retrieved bag.

When the bag was eventually collected, the contents, including a handsome amount of American dollars, phone, wristwatch, and other valuables were intact.

The grateful couple offered a generous gift, but Messrs Francis Emepueaku and Achi Daniel, declined, saying they were merely doing their duties.

In commendation of the actions of these security officer, Buhari asked Nigerians to emulate the security men, saying such conduct reflected the new Nigeria that we all desired.

He said:
 "Honesty remains the best policy. We must exhibit such behaviour in whatever position we find ourselves, whether high or low.

 “The security men could have chosen to behave differently, following the self-serving principle of ‘if you can’t beat them, join them.’ 

“But they have chosen to be examples of good, honest Nigerians. I commend their conduct to the rest of the country.” 

“Nigeria will no longer be a byword for corruption and plundering of public resources. That is the path we have chosen to take, and our country will eventually get to a new shore."

The two guards have also been honoured by the management of Halogen Security Company Limited for displaying honesty at their duty post.

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