On Tuesday, Mary Ishaya, a toilet cleaner at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, found a lost bag in the male toilet at the airport, just a few months after a Halogen guard found a sum of money and returned it to the authorities.
Mary, who works for a cleaning company contracted to work with the airport authorities, was said to have found $2,000, $140 Canadian, eight pieces of coins, four bus cards, 4 ATM cards, two international passports, baggage claim tags and N21,850.
Mary made sure the valuables were returned to the owner, Imade Uhunwagho, a worker of Nigerian Deposit Insurance.
As reward for her sincerity, Mary has since been promoted from a cleaner to a supervisor by the cleaning organisation Lakewood.
“On Monday, I was working in the toilet when my colleague took excuse and said I should keep an eye on his side. I stayed outside the male toilet when a passenger alerted me about a bag. Since I was not permitted to enter the male toilet I told him to bring the bag outside,” she said.
“After bringing it out he told me to open it, I told him that it was not in my place to do that I would that it to the information desk, so I took the bag to the information desk, where it was opened and a lot of foreign currencies were found.”
Mary said she had no reason to keep the bag to herself as it didn’t belong to her.