A civil servant in Kogi, Mrs Husseina Mohammed has returned N1,780,500 erroneously paid in excess of her March salary to the state government.
Mohammed was on Friday in Lokoja received by the state Director–General, Bureau of Information and Grassrrots Mobilisation, Alhaji Abdulkareem Abdulamlik.
She said that she received an alert from her bank in the afternoon of May 21.
Mohammed said that she immediately called the attention of her husband to the development and a decision was taken to return the money to the coffers of the government.
The civil servant, who works at the state Teaching Service Commission, said she returned the money back to government on May 22, saying that the money was paid into the government account with the Lokoja branch of the Zenith Bank Plc.
She then handed over the bank teller and other documents used in paying back the money into the government bank account to the Director General, according to Vanguard.
The worker, however, pleaded with the state government to reciprocate her good gesture by paying the outstanding 15 month salary arrears of her husband, Mr Yakubu Mohammed.
Speaking, Abdulmalik commended Mohammed for her honesty, assuring that she would be rewarded.
He said with people like her in the society, Nigeria was sure of winning the ongoing war against corruption and urged other civil servants and residents of the state to emulate Mrs. Mohamme