The Nigerian doctorate student in University of Tsukuba, Japan, Mr Ikenna Nweke returned a missing wallet with huge sums of money to the police, and also turned down offer of a percentage by the authorities.
His act of honesty, integrity and contentment have been commended by President Buhari.
In a statement by the presidency, “that should be the hallmark of a people, noting that good virtues and propriety are the hallmark of every culture in Nigeria, while crimes and criminalities are exceptions.”
President Buhari believes Nweke’s behaviour, coming at a period that the country needs a positive spotlight and close-up on its real values, clearly signposts what should hold the nation together, inspired by solid foundations laid by most families, religious bodies and communities for success in life.
President Buhari wishes Nweke all the best in his studies and work as a teaching assistant in same university, urging all Nigerians, home and abroad, to keep celebrating the age-old, irreplaceable attributes of honesty and decorum, and shun the microwaved, get-rich-quick tendencies that bring individual and collective shame.