Blessing Victor, a room attendant in the Housekeeping Department of Transcorp Hilton found N500,000 cash in a room she was cleaning. The occupant had checked out. The money, apparently left by the last occupant of the room, was returned by Blessing to her supervisor and recorded as lost but found.
Impressed by this rare show of honesty, the guest returned to the hotel two weeks later to reward Blessing for her display of honesty and integrity. She was rewarded with a cash prize of N100,000. The guest didn’t stop with the cash reward, he offered Blessing the opportunity to further her education at the Nigerian Aviation School in Lagos by paying full tuition for a two-year diploma course for her. Integrity does pay!
Blessing’s exemplary conduct was also recognised by the hotel management. At a reception organised for her, the General Manager thanked her for living the Hilton Value of Integrity and presented her with a Blue Energy Certificate in addition to an offer of complimentary stay in the hotel on any weekend of her choice.