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Thursday, 25 July 2019

Honest Airforceman Umar Who Returned Missing $41,500 Rewarded With Double Promotion


Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban
Aircraftman Bashir Umar: rewarded with double promotion

Aircraftman Bashir Umar who returned a missing 37000 Euros to the owner has been rewarded with double promotion.

The Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar promoted Umar from aircraftman to the rank of Corporal at a ceremony today at the Headquarters of the Air Force in Abuja.

The ceremony was witnessed by Umar’s parents.

They were all flown into Abuja in an aircraft belonging to the force.

In a statement on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari described Umar’s honesty as “uncommon, patriotic and exemplary.”

He enjoined Nigerians, especially the youth, to emulate such worthy gesture.
The incident occured at the Hajj Camp Market in Kano on Tuesday 16 July 2019, when ACM Bashir, who is a member of the NAF Mobile Air Defence Team (MADT) deployed for airport security duties…





Aircraftman Bashir Umar: rewarded with double promotion

Aircraftman Bashir Umar who returned a missing 37000 Euros to the owner has been rewarded with double promotion.

The Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar promoted Umar from aircraftman to the rank of Corporal at a ceremony today at the Headquarters of the Air Force in Abuja.

The ceremony was witnessed by Umar’s parents.

They were all flown into Abuja in an aircraft belonging to the force.

In a statement on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari described Umar’s honesty as “uncommon, patriotic and exemplary.”

He enjoined Nigerians, especially the youth, to emulate such worthy gesture.

“Honesty and integrity will always remain admirable virtues, notwithstanding challenges before any country,” he said.


He also applauded the leadership of the NAF for its decision to “reward the airman so as to encourage other personnel of the Service to continue to embody attitudes and behaviours that reflect NAF’s core values of Integrity, Excellence and Service Delivery.”

“… while on routine patrol with some of his colleagues, found the money in a parcel. Fortunately, there was a phone number on the parcel which the Airman called, and eventually handed over the package to the owner,” the NAF said in a statement.

NAF’s head subsequently ordered that processes be undertaken: “to immediately come up with modalities to reward the airman so as to encourage other personnel of the Service to continue to embody attitudes and behaviours that reflect NAF’s core values of Integrity, Excellence and Service Delivery.”

The statement was signed by head of NAF public relations, Ibikunle Daramola and posted on their social media handles with an attached photo of Bashir Umar. The posts have been widely lauded by users of Facebook and Twitter.

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