The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has sent greetings and commendation to a Nigerian doctorate student in University of Tsukuba, Japan, Mr Ikenna Nweke, who returned a missing wallet with huge sums of money to the police and also turned down offer of 10 percent of the money from the police.
President Buhari’s commendation was contained in a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday, saluting Mr. Nweke for projecting the values of honesty, integrity and contentment.
In the statement, he also noted that good virtues and propriety are the hallmark of every culture in Nigeria, while crimes and criminalities are exceptions.
He said that Mr. Nweke’s behaviour, especially at a time like this, when 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.”
The President, in the signed statement, wished Nweke all the best in his studies and work as a teaching assistant in the same university and then urged 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 brings individual and collective shame.
More so, Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New Media to President Buhari made a tweet covering the letter of commendation from the Nigerian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan to Mr. Nweke and the salutation from the President.
See tweet and copy of the letter below:
Ikenna Nweke, a Nigerian doctorate student in University of Tsukuba, Japan, returned a missing wallet with huge sums of money and credit cards to the police, Nigeria celebrates him and President @MBuhari salutes him for projecting the values of honesty, integrity and contentment. pic.twitter.com/6uwmqSyv1m
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) July 4, 2020