Josephine Agwu, the honest cleaner at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos, who found the sum of $20,000, (about N12 million), sometime last year and returned it to the owner, has continued to reap the fruits of her honesty.
The lady who was mocked by many Nigerians for taking the steps, is now smiling on all front after the many monetary and and kind rewards she has been getting from different bodies including the Lagos State House of Assembly, churches and corporate bodies.
The latest of such rewards is the first of a full year salary she was promised by someone who prefers to be anonymous.
A prominent Nigerian lawyer and Public Relations consultant, Chukwudi Iwuchukwu, revealed that the person who made the promise to the woman has redeemed the pledge and Agwu was presented with the first of the salary.
Read what Iwuchukwu posted on social media:
"You remember a few weeks ago when I posted the picture I took with that honest lady who returned N17 million she found at the toilet of the Lagos International Airport?
You remember I had said someone had asked me to go fish her out for a reward? You remember this person promised to pay her salary every month for one year?
Well, upon his return from his trip, this man (he has chosen to remain anonymous) sent me the sum of N50,000 which represents the amount he has committed to pay Josephine every month for the next one year.
But interestingly, just as we were driving with her from the airport, a lady working at the toll plaza got interested when Josephine insisted I was not going to pay the toll fee. She showed her ID card which the lady at the gate claimed did not prove she was a staff.
When I mentioned she was the lady that returned those millions, the Toll Plaza girl lit up and informed her someone had been looking for her to give her a scholarship that will enable her improve her education."
So who says honesty does not pay after all?