A Nigerian pilgrim Musa Muhammad Edotsu will be rewarded with $200 for returning N485,000 he found at a public convenience in the tent city of Muna on Wednesday.
The breakdown of the money are: $1,200 (equivalent to N435,180 at official rate), N492 (N47,586 at official rate) Saudi Riyals and 65 Dirham.
The pilgrim, from Gbago local government area of Niger State, found a bag containing an international passport, a key, and money in US dollar, Saudi Riyals and Dirham denominations.
Pilgrim Edotsu quickly took the bag to the officials of Niger State pilgrims board who identified the owner.
The Amirul Hajj of Niger State pilgrims, Alhaji Abubakar Magaji officially handed over the money to the owner, Alhaji Zulkalnain Saeed, who is also the chairman of Enugu State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board.
Magaji commended the gesture of Edotsu for returning the money at a time most pilgrims could be out of cash.
He said the Niger State pilgrims board will reward pilgrim Edotsu with $200 (N72,530) for his honesty.
The owner of the money Saeed praised Edotsu and officials of Niger state for exhibiting such high level of honesty by returning the money.
He urged other Nigerian pilgrims to emulate the pious character exhibited by the pilgrim from Niger state.