A civil servant in Delta state has been handsomely rewarded for his display of honesty after he returned N53 million paid erroneously into his account by the state government.
Benson Efeotor who works with the Delta State Ministry of Finance (Project E-Delta) was erroneously paid N53,121,650 by the state government. He went to make a complaint after he found the money in his account. To reward him and also encourage others to emulate him, the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, rewarded him with a brand new car.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa described Efeotor as “a man of integrity who should be emulated by other categories of workers in the state.”
While speaking with newsmen, Efeotor revealed that he had always returned money that doesn’t belong to him.
“I returned the money because I don’t have such money in my bank account. You don’t collect what does not belong to you. I am working for my salary. If I collect the money, that’s criminal”, he said