In 2016, Ibrahim Ogbanago, a security officer working at a UBA branch in Ikeja, Lagos State gained prominence for returning $10,000 cash.
There are reports that Ibrahim is now a successful businessman and recent photos that surfaced online have shown his life has turned out well, following the over $30,000 gifted to him years ago.
Recall Tony Elumelu, the bank’s CEO, gave him particular recognition for his honesty as well as cash gift.
The business magnate had voiced his admiration for the security man for his honesty which showed that there still exists honorable men. He took to his Instagram and wrote;
“When I heard about this story, I knew I had to meet the man who despite facing rising petrol & transportation prices and “tomato ebola” returned such a huge sum of money without recourse to himself.
It was a pleasant surprise to hear him tell this story and about how he came to be in the board room with us. Even more surprising was hearing him speak about his passion for governance and integrity in leadership.
“Mohammed Ibrahim Ogbanago is an exemplary ambassador of the UBA spirit and it was fulfilling to meet and reward him for his conduct.
The @UBAGroup management is proud to have this caliber of staff at all levels. Congratulations to Mohammed and keep up the good work”
His monthly salary was N30,000 before the incident, but he is now a prosperous employer of labor in Kogi state thanks to the $30k in donations he got from well-meaning Nigerians.
Ogbanago was also one of 437 individuals nominated for 2022 National Honors Awards. Federal Republic Medal (FRM) II was given to them.
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