President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented an award to the Nigeria Customs Service officer, Bashir Abubakar, who refused $412,000 about N150m in bribe from an importer to turn a blind eye to a load of tramadol imported into the country.
Abubakar was honoured by the president at the National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in Public Sector, which was organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, in conjunction with the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in Abuja.
Buhari also presented another award to Josephine Ugwu, a cleaner at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, who at her duty post found a missing huge sum and returned it to the owner.
Speaking at the occasion, the president hit out at the National assembly saying N1 trillion had been spent on constituency projects in 10 years with no direct bearing on the lives of the ordinary Nigerians.
“It is on record that in the past 10 years, N1 trillion has been appropriated for constituency projects yet the impact of such huge spending on the lives and welfare of ordinary Nigerians can hardly be seen,” he stated.