Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state has lauded a young man simply identified as Yusuf Sulaiman Sumaila for returning to government coffers, the salary received through his dead father’s bank account.
Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Digital Media, Abdullahi Ibrahim, in a statement, said Sumaila’s father died in October 2022 but the state government continued to pay his salary until August 2023.
According to him, when the deceased civil servant’s son noticed the error, he returned the salary which totalled N328, 115.75 to the state and notified the government of his father’s demise.
The statement read; “Yusuf stated that the state government had continued paying his late father’s salary into his account after his death in October 2022 until August 2023, when he made an official request for the payment to be stopped.
To the governor’s satisfaction, Yusuf also requested to return the backlog of 328,115.75 to the government, for which the governor personally invited him to his office to thank him.
Remarking, the governor commended Yusuf for his remarkable gesture, urging other young people to emulate him and uphold the value of honesty”.
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Nigerian Twitter user, Daniel Regha has revealed that his account was credited with N24,000 instead of N12,000 that he was expecting.
He reached out to his bank through the microblogging platform, and offered to refund half of the money, which was the fund he got after reversal of a failed transaction.
According to Daniel, the incident happened in April and he complained yet nothing has been done till date.
He said that he has been visiting his bank for months to rectify the issue but they refused to take the N12,000 excess back.
He appealed to the financial institution to reverse the money so that he can have an accurate balance in his account.
Daniel wrote; “Hi @keystonebankng, u guys credited my acct with N24k instead of N12k after I complained about a failed transaction; I’ve been going to the bank since April to return the N12k but to date, the money hasn’t be taken back. Pls reverse so I can know my bal, & how to plan for myself.”