An honest civil servant has been richly rewarded after he returned the sum of N53 million that was mistakingly paid into his account.
The man is working with Delta State Ministry of finance (project E-Delta), Comrade Benson Efeotor , who returned the money, an excess of N53 million mistakingly paid into his account as his salary, gets his brand new GAC Car, courtesy of Delta state government.
Comrade Benson who also serves as the Delta state chairman of the Nigerian civil servant union, spoke at the 2019 May Celebration held in Asaba.
He stated that ” I returned the money because I don’t have such money in my bank account.”
He also said when he saw the money in his bank account , he immediately informed the relevant Government officials, who gave him the appropriate account to pay the Money back.
He continued stressing that ” I have satisfied my conscious and I am OK with that.”
The Comrade said anybody who said that he was wrong for returning the money s a “thief” you don’t collect what does not belong to you, I am working for my salary. If I collect the money that’s, criminal. ”
The Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa reacted to the development and said he has rewarded Comrade Benson Efeotor with a GS 3 saloon car for being a good example to others.
He said ” that ‘s a Nigerian worker that we must recognize. Such person will lead the Union right.”