President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded a Nigerian doctorate student at the 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 a percentage by the authorities.
President Buhari, in a statement issued Saturday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, saluted Nweke for projecting the values of honesty, integrity and contentment that should be the hallmark of a people.
The President said that good virtues and propriety were the hallmark of every culture in Nigeria, while crimes and criminalities are exceptions.
He said 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.
Buhari, who wished Nweke all the best in his studies and work as a teaching assistant in same university, “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 bring individual and collective shame”.