Governor, Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has rewarded a school teacher, Mrs. Ayodele Grace for returning the sum of N101,000 which was mistakenly paid into her account.
The teacher contacted the governor after she received an alert of the transaction and explained that she was not entitled to the payment.
Governor Fayose lauded her honesty and offered her N50, 000 in appreciation for her honesty, but surprisingly, the woman turned down the offer.
In his concerted effort to appreciate the woman’s honesty, Fayose offered her unemployed husband an automatic employment with the state government and the state’s Head of Service was immediately directed to perfect his employment papers.
Speaking on the incident, Governor Fayose said: “After the first text message, she sent me another reminder that the money was still in her account and that she did not know how to get it returned to government’s coffers.
“I decided to call her to thank her for her honest act; I promised to reward her with N50,000, but I was again surprised when she said she would not take the monetary reward.
“I asked her what she wanted and she said her husband was unemployed and would not mind if I could assist in that area.
“He has been given employment by the state government with immediate effect.
“This is the virtue of a good woman and wife. I decided then that her husband will be given employment by the state government.
“This woman should be celebrated. The other time some teachers were accused of using their students as child labourers, we cried out, so when a teacher has done something commendable too we must let the world know that.
“I am using this medium to call on other teachers, who might have been wrongly credited with allowances, to come out and return same to the government.”