President Muhammadu Buhari has commended a Nigerian student in Japan, Ikenna Nweke, for returning a missing wallet full of money to the rightful owner.
The Special Assistant to the President on Social Media, Bashir Ahmad, in a tweet on Saturday, said Nweke, a Nigerian doctorate student at University of Tsukuba, Japan, returned the missing wallet with huge sums of money and credit cards.
“Nigeria celebrates him and President @MBuhari salutes him for projecting the values of honesty, integrity and contentment,” Bashir tweeted.
He said the honesty displayed by Nweke has prompted a commendation letter from the Nigeria’s embassy in Tokyo, Japan.
The letter which was also attached on tweet and signed by Ahmed Sulu-Gambari, Minister (consul-matters) read: “I am directed by His Excellency , Professor Mohammed Gana Yisa to convey a very warm appreciation to you for you exemplary behaviour of returning a lost wallet containing a substantial amount of money, credit card and other valuables to the rightful owner.
“According to the report, the incident happened on Friday 19 June 2020 and by Thursday 25 June 2020, the Police of Ibaraki and Tsukuba Station had written a letter of appreciation to you.
“The singular act of honesty that was reported to the mission by Mr Kennedy Nnaji, the President of Nigerian Union in Japan has demonstrated your veracity and character that is worthy of emulation by all. Indeed you have shown to the world that Nigerians are of impeccable characters.”
Reports from earlier this week said that Ikenna Nweke was out buying a take-away in the Japanese city of Tsukuba when he saw the wallet on the ground. He then handed it in to the police.
“The police told me that according to Japanese law, that I was entitled to 10per percent of the money found inside the wallet but I declined, ” Nweke was quoted to have said.