Delta Civil Servant Returns N53m Erroneously Paid Into His Account

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    By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri

    A Civil Servant working with the Delta State Ministry of Finance (Project E-Delta) Comrade Benson Efeotor has returned back to the State Government, the sum of fifty three million, one hundred and twenty one thousand, six hundred and fifty Naira erroneously paid into his Zenith Bank Account recently.


    Comrade Efeotor who doubles as the Delta State Chairman of the Nigerian Civil Servants Union disclosed this while speaking  at the 2019 May Celebration held in Asaba.


    Comrade Efeotor said,”I returned the money because I don’t have such money in my bank account.”


    He said when he saw the money in his back account, he informed the relevant government officials who gave him the appropriate government account to pay the money back into.


    While noting that he has not been appreciated for returning the money, Comrade Edeotor who is an Okpara-Inland Community in Ethiope-East Local Government Area said, “I have satisfied my conscience and I am ok.”


    He said views anyone who will say he is wrong for returning the money back to the Government as a “thief”.


    Comrade Efeotor stressed,” You don’t collect what does not belong to you. I am working for my salary. If I collect the money, that’s criminal.”


    Comrade Efeotor advised Nigerians particularly deltans not to be “too ambitious” saying the right will come.


    According to him,”Your integrity will not loss. If you collect the money, you will not get peace even if you run abroad with it, you will still come back home. As you see me now, I have peace and am confident.”
    Reacting to the development, the Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa has rewarded Comrade Benson Efeotor with a GS 3 saloon car for the show of good example.


    He said,”That’s the Nigerian worker that we must recognize. Such person will lead the Union aright.


    “As a mark or recognition, the State Government will tomorrow present a brand new GS 3 saloon car to you Comrade Benson Efeotor.”

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