15th September, 2021
By Yunus Yusuf/Ikeja
Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two, (MMA2) has rewarded Mr Emmanuel Eluu, a driver for returning a bag containing bundles of local, foreign currencies, jewellery and other valuables.
The company’s Group Head Human Resources, Mr Ola Azeez, presented the cash reward and letter of commendation to Eluu at the Lagos Airport office on Wednesday.
The staff of BASL said the bag belonged to a prominent Nigerian who boarded an Arik Air flight from MMA2 to Port Harcourt on Aug. 30.
According to BASL, the rightful owner of the said items had since taken possession of the bag.
Azeez said anyone who displays such exemplary behaviour such as Eluu’s deserved to be celebrated.
”Some others would have picked the bag and walked away, and such would be difficult to trace; if not totally impossible.
“What could only happen is to indict everybody working on the shift of the time it occurred, but we thank you for your honesty, for picking up the item and handing it over to the appropriate authorities.
“Your singular action is clearly in sync with the core values of the organisation.”
In the same vein, the Acting Business head of BASL, Mr Raphael Uchegbu said the good integrity went across board the entire operations of MMA2.
Uchegbu commended his supervisors and head of the Unit for toeing the path of honour, as it could easily had been dismissed by anyone.
While narrating his experience, Eluu said he was returning to the office when he discovered the bag and decided to do the right thing by reporting the matter to his immediate Supervisor.
The driver explained further that his supervisor in turn related it to Aviation Security (AVSEC) Supervisor in charge of the airside operation.
What Eluu found and handed over:
“Inside the bag were the sum of $20,000 in two bundles, the sum of N500,000 in five bundles, nine wristwatches in black and yellow pouches, a bead in a yellow bag, one eyeglass in a yellow bag, pieces of jewellery in two golden purses, four bank cheques, eye drop, envelopes of different sizes, a bundle of the business cards belonging to the owner of the bag (names withheld), an identification card and a Samsung Note 20 Ultra.”