President Muhammadu Buhari presented Integrity awards to two public servants, ACG Bashir Abubakar and Mrs. Josephine Ugwu of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, for exhibiting Integrity in the performance of their official duties.
Newsmen reports that the president presented the awards to the recipients at the opening of two-day National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in Public Sector held at the State House old Banquet Hall, Abuja.
The event is being organized by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in collaboration with Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC).
The Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Abubakar rejected 412,000 dollars (N150 million) bribe offered to him by drug traffickers to import 40 containers laden with Tramadol, a controlled and highly addictive drug.
Mrs. Josephine Ugwu, a former cleaner at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos had on different occasions returned millions of naira found in the course of her duty, including the sum of 12million dollars forgotten in the toilet by an airport user.
Speaking at the event, President Buhari stressed the need for Nigerians to uphold the traditionally cherished values of honesty and integrity.