Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has offered a permanent and pensionable appointment to a casual worker at the State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Dayyabu Haladu, who returned missing $16,000 during the last Hajj operation in Saudi Arabia.
This is contained in a statement issued to newsmen in Kano on Tuesday by his Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa.
According to the statement, the Governor also offered Haladu a gift of N1 million and an automatic slot to enable him to perform the forthcoming Hajj.
It said Governor Yusuf disclosed the gesture while receiving the report of the board for the 2023 Hajj.
He expressed appreciation to the casual worker for displaying self contentment,adding that such character was an excellent behaviour worthy of emulation by all and sundry.
“As a casual staff whose allowance is nothing to write home about, this gentleman managed to return the lost money.
“It shows how this person has fear of Allah and he deserved to be celebrated,” he said.
The Governor urged the people of Kano to maintain the hard-earned reputation of the state by showcasing the good virtues of trustworthiness, self discipline and contentment so that they could live a happy life.
In his response, Haladu said he returned the lost money to the state Pilgrims Welfare Board for the fear of Allah, knowing well that it was not proper to use what did not belong to him in spite of the current economic hardships in the country.
He thanked the governor for the gesture, describing it as the happiest moment of his life.
Recall that recently, a commercial tricyclist in the state, Auwalu Salisu, returned a missing N16m belonging to a foreigner, which earned him widespread commendations and gifts including cash from the owner of the money,the State House of Assembly, and many appreciative members of the public