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Nweke: Embassy writes student who returned wallet

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The Nigerian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, has written a letter of commendation to Mr Ikenna Nweke.

Mr. Nweke is the Nigerian doctorate student in University of Tsukuba, Japan, who returned a missing wallet to the police.

The missing wallet, it was gathered, contained the huge sums of money.

It was learnt that the police were shocked when Nweke also turned down an offer of a percentage made by the authorities.

The letter of commendation was signed by Mr. Ahmed Sulu-Gambari on behalf of the Minister, Consular matters who stepped in for the Ambassador, His Excellency, Professor Mohammed Gana.

The embassy appreciated Nweke for exemplary behaviour of returning the lost wallet containing money, credit card and other valuables.

It recalled that the incident happened on Friday June 19, 2020.

It also recalled that by Thursday June 25, the Police of Ibaraki and Tsukuba Station wrote a letter of appreciation to him.

This singular act of honesty, the Ambassador said, demonstrated his veracity and character that is worthy of emulation by all.

“Indeed, you have shown to the world that Nigerians are of impeccable character,” said the Ambassador.

“On behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, kindly accept Ambassador’s highest regard and thank you for being a good example to all.

“We are proud of you,” concluded the letter.

See attached a copy of the letter below:

President Buhari hails Ikenna Nweke

On his part, President Muhammadu Buhari also sent warm greetings and commendation to Mr Ikenna Nweke.

President Buhari lauded Nweke for projecting the values of honesty, integrity and contentment that should be the hallmark of a people.

He not that good virtues and propriety are the hallmark of every culture in Nigeria, but that crimes and criminalities are exceptions.

The President noted that Nweke’s behaviour came at a period that the country needs a positive spotlight.

He wished Nweke all the best in his studies and work as a teaching assistant in thee university.

He urged all Nigerians, home and abroad, to keep celebrating the age-old, irreplaceable attributes of honesty and decorum.

Mr. President admonished citizens to shun what he termed “the microwaved, get-rich-quick tendencies that bring individual and collective shame”.


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