- Lieutenant Victor Agunbiade has said he was never tempted to steal the money he kept for the United States Navy
- The Nigerian man was recently celebrated by the US Navy for his exemplary accountability
- He says he and his colleagues treated the money as if they were treating files
The Nigerian man identified as Lieutenant Victor Agunbiade, who kept large amount of money for the US Navy, has said he was never tempted to steal the money when he was in possession of it.
Recall that the US Navy commended him for managing it's largest overseas cash disbursement office well.
Lieutenant Agunbiade was awarded the Navy and Marin Corp Development Medal for his exemplary accountability.
While serving as disbursing officer, comptroller department, Camp Lemonnier Djibouti from October 2019 to July 2020, Lieutenant Agunbiade managed $45 million dollars in cash transaction well.
The Nigerian man also maintained 100% accountability of $23 million among six rigorous inspections and independent audits with zero discrepancies.
Speaking with Legit TV, the naval officer said he and his colleagues treated the money as if they were treating files, adding that they were never tempted to steal the money.
The Lieutenant Agunbiade, who said he joined the navy after God showed him the career path to follow in his dream, said his colleagues at Camp Lemonnier Djibouti were cooperating.
He said: "Life comes with obstacles, life comes with challenges, life comes with problems. Hard work still pays, dedication to work still pays. Integrity is still rewarded."
Lieutenant Agunbiade said actress Kate Henshaw and the chairman of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a former member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Glory Oguegbu, was honoured by the United States for lifting women out of poverty.
The United States embassy took to its official Facebook page to celebrate Glory, saying the young lady has continued to be a shining example since she embarked on the Mandela Washington Fellowship in 2016.
The embassy applauded Glory's contribution to reducing unemployment and creating a sustainable society.
Glory volunteered with the NYSC to empower women in Kwara state so as to lift them out of poverty.
She said: “It occurred to me that, if only we could process cassava, we could make money for these women. It could lead to real economic growth.”