The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is set to reward one of its personnel, Aircraftman (ACM) Bashir Umar, who found and returned the sum of 37,000 Euros to the owner, Alhaji Ahmad in Kano.
The incident reportedly happened at the Hajj Camp Market in Kano on Tuesday July 16, 2019.
It was gathered that ACM Umar, who is a member of the NAF Mobile Air Defence Team (MADT), deployed for airport security duties, was on routine patrol with some of his colleagues when he found the money in a parcel.
According to the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the parcel had a phone number which ACM Umar contacted.
“ Fortunately, there was a phone number on the parcel which the Airman called, and eventually handed over the package to the owner,” his words.
Daramola also noted that the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, had directed that Umar be rewarded, to encourage others to emulate same.
“ Consequently, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has directed the Chief of Administration at the Headquarters NAF, 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 to embody attitudes and behaviours that reflect NAF’s core values of Integrity, Excellence and Service Delivery,” he said.