Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,368,259 members, 5,265,174 topics. Date: Friday, 15 November 2019 at 01:40 AM

Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M - Business - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Business / Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M (43340 Views)

Lady Buys Umbrella That Has No Stopper, When She Returned It, This Happened / UBA Security Guard Returns $10,000 To Its Owner, Gets Lots Of Monetary Gift / UBA Security Guard Returns N3m He Found On The Ground. Tony Elumelu Honours Him (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (Reply) (Go Down)

Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by dearie(m): 7:30am On Jul 07, 2016



Up close and personal with the native of Olamabaro in Kogi, Mr. Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim


I squat with my brothers one in Egbeda and the other at Oshodi

I’m on a salary of N30,000 monthly

I'm a graduate of Kogi College of Education.

I want to get married but don't have money now

Got Commendation letter from Technocrime.

I would still return it if it happens again



[img]http://naijabankers.com/download/file.php?id=32[/img]





At a time when people were bemoaning the current economic realities, when the value of the Naira was eroding faster than the speed the light, when prices of household commodities have hit the roof, when almost all the economic indices were in the negative. A security guard with Technocrime attached to UBA on a salary of N30,000 who saw a wad of $10,000 equivalent of N3.5M. (a quick maths will tell you it would take him 10 Years to earn that amount), decided against the common instincts of keeping the money to returning it.

The gesture has not gone unnoticed as the Chairman of UBA, Mr Tony Elumelu, in rewarding the rare show of honesty and integrity grilled into one invited him to his office where Ibrahim met with some board members and senior staffers of the Bank.
It also earned him a commendation letter from his office Technocrime Securities.

Here is an excerpt of the interview Mr Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim, A rare person, A security man with a heart of gold who deserves more than just mere mention on the internet had with Naijabankers.com correspondents.


Q: What prompted your course of action?

A: By the Grace of God. I am a honest and sincere Muslim. I believe that a good name is better than riches. I saw the money just by the gate. I brought it inside our office. 20% of me wanted to keep the money. The remaining 80% didn’t want to. Eventually i took the money to the Branch Manager Funmi Ojuile. She was surprised and was full of praises for me over what i did. Later the man who came to withdraw the money came looking for it. He prostrated on the ground for me and prayed for me on hearing what happened. He was only an employee asked to withdraw the money, which was part of the total withdrawals made from the company’s account that day. The man was almost in tears saying he would have been locked up in Kirikiri had the money not been found. He added that the education of his 3 children in the University would have suffered a great deal. He told me he had no money to give me, but prayed that his God would reward me.


Q: Tell us about your meeting with the Chairman, Tony Elumelu. It must have been very rewarding?

A: I must confess that is the highest point of this whole episode. You will agree with me that seeing an influential man like the Chairman does not happen easily. How many managers even have the privilege of seeing him let alone given the sort of attention and reception he gave me. I did not only meet him, but i met with the board. He asked me to address them, and that was worth more than anything for me.

[img]http://naijabankers.com/download/file.php?id=31[/img]





Q: (Cuts in) ...it must have been financially rewarding as well?

A: (SMILES) I laugh when people imply that or ask me that question...The Chairman rewarded me in ways far beyond my expectation. I’d rather not go into details about that. I am eternally grateful to him. It was all over the social media with some from his handle.

Q: Do you feel adequately rewarded and compensated?

A: I did not do it to be rewarded. However, I feel very well appreciated. I have been receiving calls from all over the place. Infact my HOD at Kogi College of Education called me recently and told me how proud of me he was. So also many old friends of mine and relations have been calling me. I have been granting interviews upon interviews. I may not have money now. But i have a good name. My name has gone far beyond where i can easily get to. That to me is more than any financial reward. My God will bless me with my own riches. I am a devout Muslim. I would never touch another man’s money.

[img]http://naijabankers.com/download/file.php?id=30[/img]




Q: Would you tow the same line if you stumble on this kind of money again?

A: I would do exactly the same thing...I believe a good name is far better than riches.


Q: How does your company, Technocrime Securities feel about the news?

A: They are very excited. I got a commendation letter from them.


Q: Are you married?


A: (SMILES) I am not married yet. I am still looking for money. I know i ought to have been married, i have younger ones who are married and are doing well but i will soon.

Q: How old are you?

A: I am old o...I am 29 years old. I was born on July 5th.


Q: Wow...Just Yesterday...Happy Birthday in arrears.

A: Thank you.


Q: Don’t you think the money you returned could have been handy in getting you married?

A: (LAUGHS) Maybe, maybe not...but I would rather raise my money in honesty... This reminds me of the question the Chairman asked me, when i told him my salary was N30,000. He said “Do you know that it will take you 10 Years to earn that amount”. I believe i would make my money clean. I did not do it for financial rewards.


Q: So your current salary is N30,000?

A: Yes...I’m on a monthly salary of N30,000.


Q: Where do you stay? And how has this affected you in your neighbourhood?

A: I squat with 2 of my brothers. One lives at Egbeda and the other lives at Oshodi


Q: You don’t have a place of your own?

A: No. I squat with my brothers.


Q: What was their reaction to the issue, knowing that N3.5M is more than enough to get you a place of your own?

A: (LAUGHS) They are very happy. My brothers know me...I have always been a man of integrity. They would never involve me in matters they know will question my integrity because they know what my reaction would be. So they were not surprised when they knew about it.

Q: As a graduate of NCE, Have you tried getting a teaching job? Don’t you think your job as a security man is below you?

A: Well...It is. You know the economic situation in the country. I actually got a job with a private school in Egbeda which was to pay N18,000 per month. You and i know that would not take me anywhere. If it were a government job, i would gladly take it and start building a career off it. So i opted for this. I am believing God for a better job.


Q: Do you have a word for the youths out there who would rather take to vices than this humble route you have taken?

A: The youths have to realise that we have a lot to do to better the lots of this country. The image of this country has to be redeemed. The world should know that we are honest people. A good name name is better than riches. I believe that there are 3 routes to popularity. One, is through political office, second is through criminality and the third is through good deeds. And i choose the third. I am happy and fulfilled seeing my names all over the internet, in the papers, on TV, hearing it on radio and it’s for a very good deed.

-Naijabankers.com


http://naijabankers.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3068

28 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by dauntless15(m): 7:33am On Jul 07, 2016
What the fuq? He returned such amount willingly? Maybe he's under some juju spell or he doesn't know its equivalent in naira

29 Likes 1 Share

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by Cutehector(m): 7:36am On Jul 07, 2016
This man is a wise man.



Ok when I become the president, I will call him to be my chief security officer.

32 Likes

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by ikbnice(m): 7:37am On Jul 07, 2016
Nigeria may be fantastically corrupt but we still have few honest people there.

126 Likes 8 Shares

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by dearie(m): 7:38am On Jul 07, 2016
Honesty at its peak...

Adesiji77, Lalasticlala, Seun.

1 Like 2 Shares

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by Adesiji77: 7:43am On Jul 07, 2016
ikbnice:
Nigeria may be fantastically corrupt but we still have few honest people there.

I agree...even if he is not rewarded now, he would surely get his reward elsewhere.

Notice this part "I did not do it to be rewarded"

See sincerity in his words: "20% of me wanted to keep the money. The remaining 80% didn’t want to."

Cc: dominique, Mynd44

58 Likes 1 Share

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by francisbarrack(m): 7:44am On Jul 07, 2016
Kukushi

8 Likes 1 Share

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by jmichlins(m): 7:47am On Jul 07, 2016
A good name is indeed greater than riches but am not sure that i can do such a thing. Congratulations to you cause i admire your high moral

28 Likes 1 Share

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by ikbnice(m): 7:57am On Jul 07, 2016
Adesiji77:


I agree...even if he is not rewarded now, he would surely get his reward elsewhere.

Notice this part "I did not do it to be rewarded"

See sincerity in his words: "20% of me wanted to keep the money. The remaining 80% didn’t want to."

Cc: dominique, Mynd44
He's human. The first impulse will be to keep the money.

15 Likes 1 Share

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by Nobody: 8:01am On Jul 07, 2016
am confused, dnt even know weda to say weda wat he did ws good or bad bt der is sumtin dat he said dt got me tinkin 'good name is better dan riches'. why hm go tink like dat? who good name help. our politicians wit bad names are being celebrated n u.r here talking dis one. bt on d other hand, d life of dat customer wld av bin ruined due to his selfishness. wel mke nobody blame am, its his nature. for his own brothers nt to blame hm whp are we. jst do wat ur mind tells u to do @ dat instance

10 Likes 1 Share

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by BlackSeptember: 8:01am On Jul 07, 2016
Show me a man of INTEGRITY and i will point out buhari OBANAGO MUHAMMED IBRAHIM

15 Likes 1 Share

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by dearie(m): 8:05am On Jul 07, 2016
ikbnice:
He's human. The first impulse will be to keep the money.

More like the natural instinct sef...

I really hope he gets rewarded. Cos knowing the society we live in...He will be maligned in the future if things don't turn around for the better for him. It is also worthy of note to state that he's an apostle of the message of a new Nigeria. He's passionate about seeing Nigeria evolve.

13 Likes

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by richylee(m): 8:22am On Jul 07, 2016
There is nothing better than good name.
Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by GoldenJAT(m): 8:34am On Jul 07, 2016
he will surely be rewarded!!
Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by wadetaw202: 11:09am On Jul 07, 2016
How exactly is UBA rewarding this man? For crying out loud, he returned $10,000!!! If they haven't rewarded him by this time, when will they do it?

It is even funny that the customer, whose money was returned, never thought it right to drop something for the guy,not even $1,000!!!
What if the guy had escaped with the money?
What if someone else saw the money and absconded with it before the security man could see the money?!
UBA and that their customer are just unreasonable.

24 Likes 4 Shares

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by justino57(m): 11:09am On Jul 07, 2016
Ok
Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by Sijo01(f): 11:10am On Jul 07, 2016
When will UBA reward him or even make him a banking staff since he has a certificate?

22 Likes 1 Share

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by allytinted: 11:11am On Jul 07, 2016
so?
Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by Cornerstone001: 11:12am On Jul 07, 2016
Wow
Q: Would you tow the same line if you stumble on this kind of money again?

A: I would do exactly the same thing...I believe a good name is far better than riches.


How I wish our people can learn from this saying.
But it is a pity cry

3 Likes

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by HonEfetobore(m): 11:13am On Jul 07, 2016
NASO cool
Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by TaiKuun(m): 11:13am On Jul 07, 2016
Well, Not everyone will be rich in this life.. Enjoy your 30k per month

6 Likes

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by veekid(m): 11:14am On Jul 07, 2016
Uhmmmmmm you will be compensated with handshake

1 Like

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by 989900: 11:15am On Jul 07, 2016
I trust Saraki or Diezani. . . cheesy

9 Likes

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by Goddygee(m): 11:15am On Jul 07, 2016
I Swear, Dis. Guy Na. comfirm O to the T to the E = OTE now wia him return d moni shea dem giv am anyting? i knw knw y some pple go just day troway dia luck, nd luck go just go day meet pple wia no want dem

2 Likes

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by haywhy59(m): 11:15am On Jul 07, 2016
When God calls u and u decided to put d call on divert. Smh

7 Likes 1 Share

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by 989900: 11:16am On Jul 07, 2016
Make this guy the senate president already. tongue cheesy


Or let him go work with Magu.

2 Likes

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by Nobody: 11:17am On Jul 07, 2016
. Eventually i took the money to the Branch Manager Funmi Ojuile. She was surprised and was full of praises for me over what i did. Later the man who came to withdraw the money came looking for it. He prostrated on the ground for me and prayed for me on hearing what happened. He was only an employee asked to withdraw the money, which was part of the total withdrawals made from the company’s account that day. The man was almost in tears saying he would have been locked up in Kirikiri had the money not been found. He added that the education of his 3 children in the University would have suffered a great deal. He told me he had no money to give me, but prayed that his God would reward me.

It pays to do the right thing.

15 Likes

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by SweetJoystick(m): 11:18am On Jul 07, 2016
Surely pays not to steal

1 Like

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by okuneddie(m): 11:18am On Jul 07, 2016
I love the part he said I am an honest Muslim.....not all Muslims are terrorist and not all Christians are Hitler...... Meanwhile.....


3 Days Of Public Holiday ??
.
I Hope By Next Easter ,When We Ask Mary
Magdalene If Jesus Has Risen, She Says No ,We
Can As Well Get An Extra Day Too.

23 Likes

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by McBrooklyn(m): 11:18am On Jul 07, 2016
Don't even know what to type but the man really tried . . . Kudos!!! cool

3 Likes

Re: Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim: UBA Security Guard That Returned N3.5M by Thobiy(m): 11:19am On Jul 07, 2016
ikbnice:
Nigeria may be fantastically corrupt but we still have few honest people there.
Yep

3 Likes

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (Reply)

25 Small Scale Business Ideas In Nigeria / Sade Okoya Celebrates 42nd Birthday With Husband And Children (Photos) / Which Business Can A Student Venture Into On Campus?

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2019 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 127
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.