Lady Who Returned Misplaced $70,000 To Customer Honored With Chieftaincy Tittle In Rivers

Kekwaaru Ngozi Mary, the female staff of Eko Hotel and Suites who returned a misplaced $70,000 to a customer in Lagos, has been honoured with a chieftaincy title.

Mary, upon discovery of the bag containing a huge sum of money, reported the incident to the hotel management.

The hotel’s General Manager, in line with the establishment’s policy of integrity and transparency, promptly initiated the process of returning the money to its rightful owner.

Ngozi, who is from the Rundele community in Emuoha LGA, Rivers State, was decorated as the ambassador of Emohua LGA in recognition of her show of honesty and integrity days after the announcement.

The Chairman of Emohua LGA, Chidi Lloyd, unveiled Kekwaru as brand ambassador at a ceremony in the council secretariat on August 3.

Kekwaru performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a one-kilometre Omkpoba-Mgbere road being executed in Ibaa community of the local government before proceeding to the council secretariat for her formal decoration as ambassador.

In addition to the chieftaincy title, a pavilion was named after her.

Speaking at the event, Kekwaru expressed gratitude to the Emohua and Ikwerre local government areas, council of chiefs and the people of Rivers State and Nigeria for the honours bestowed on her.

She also received N2 million cheque from Ikwerre Local Government council chairman, Samuel Nwanosike, at the council headquarters, Isiokpo.

Kekwaru dedicated all to her late father and all those who contributed in one way or another to raising her well.

Kekwaru also visited people who played significant roles in her life in her formative years including her teacher during the visit to Rivers.

✍️ Onuigbo Felicia