There was a story that broke out in the media a month or so ago about a young lady who returned N12m, about $70,000, that she found while cleaning a toilet near the screening point of the Departure area of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
What’s so surprising in the story is that Miss Agwu, pictured below, earns a monthly salary of N7,800 (just about $40) as a cleaner. Yet she followed the honorable path and returned the money.
With a salary of $40 a month, it will probably take Josephine Agwu about 1,500 months…that’s like 125 years… to be able to earn that kind of money that she returned.
When pressmen asked her if she would do it again if she finds a bigger sum of money, she replied,
“Why not, this is not the first time I am doing this; this is the third time I am returning lost but found properties and monies that belonged to passengers, who forgot their baggage at the airport”.
What a response!
What can we learn from this?
Doing the right thing is not easy. Many times people will not recognize and appreciate you for doing the right thing, but it pays in the end. Stick out your neck and do the right thing, no matter what it cost.
It is what you do when nobody is watching you that actually defines who you are.
Conclusion – My Question.
I know, there are thousands of people in this country, Nigeria, who will do much more than what Miss Agwu did, but my simple question is, if you were in her shoes, will you return the money?
Please respond below and be factual about what you would have done.