One Mrs Josephine Nchetaka Chukwujama-Eze, has been rewarded with a million naira for returning N13m paid into her account in error.
Mrs Chukwujama-Eze is a teacher at a mission school in Enugu where it all happened.
The act of honesty in the face of daunting economic challenges confronting her paid dividends on Tuesday at a ceremony organized by the state government to hounour her during which Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi gave her a million naira in reward.
Speaking at the event, the Commissioner for Gender Affairs and Social Development Princess Peace Nnaji, who represented the governor extolled the teacher’s virtue calling on people of the state to emulate her.
“This is the kind of culture we are inculcating in all our women, men, young boys and girls.
“What we are witnessing today is heart warming and thought provoking. It is something memorable and substantial. This is a woman who had N13 million mistakenly credited to her account. But immediately she saw it, she alerted her husband and they went to the bank and returned the money to the rightful owner.
“We all know that times are hard, especially with the Coronavirus pandemic. She is not very comfortable; she is a teacher in a mission school and look at what she has done. This is a real character and the state wants to appreciate her for what she has done.
“Governor Ugwuanyi has directed that she be rewarded with N1 million,” Nnaji said.