A school teacher in Iwere Ekiti, Ayodele Grace, yesterday, returned N101,000 to the coffers of the Ekiti State Government after being wrongfully credited.
According to NAN, the said lady got an alert of N101, 000, meant for teachers in the rural area of the state and taking core subjects in public secondary schools, she immediately sent a text to the governor saying she had been wrongfully credited.
Governor Ayodele Fayose, was said to have been happy for such honesty and immediately invited the lady and her husband to his office where he hosted them.
According to a press statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Fayose was quoted saying:
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.
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.
The statement also revealed that Grace’s husband has been immediately employed by the State government.
He has been given employment by the state government with immediate effect.
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.