A tricycle (Keke NAPEP) operator in Akwa Ibom State, Kingsley Isong, has been honoured by the state Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, for a rare show of honesty after returning a missing sum of over N300,000 to the owner.
The Keke rider, Mr. Kingsley Isong saw a parcel in his tricycle one day after retiring from his business for the day. The package contained vital documents and over 300,000 naira. He used the info in the documents and traced the owner, returned the money, and after ensuring that the documents were complete, the owner rewarded Mr. Kingsley with 500 Naira.
Kingsley’s show of patriotism was recognised on Friday, 9 March, 2018 by Gov Udom Emmanuel, represented by the Commissioner for Housing and Special Duties, Hon. Akan Okon, who presented him a dummy cheque for the sum of N400,000 during an event organised by the Directorate of Marketing and Brand Management (Dakkada), to presentation cheques to Dakkada beneficiaries.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Marketing and Brand Management, Mr Sam Edoho, in his speech, noted the event was held in order to fulfil the promise Governor Udom Emmanuel made at the Dakkada Business Forum during the State 30th anniversary celebration, to give start up grants to some Akwa Ibomites who exhibited the Dakkada virtues of integrity and entrepreneurship.
The promise was on Friday, fulfilled at the Ibom Plaza. The beneficiaries were Blessing Emah who produces the powder form of Ekpang Nkukwo, a modernised and simplified the process of preparing the Ekpang Nkukwu meal. She received the sum of N1 million. Another beneficiary was Samuel Asuquo, a recharge card retail agent. He was given the sum of N1 million.