Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has commended Ikenna Nweke for returning a lost wallet containing huge sum of money and credit card in Japan recently.
Mrs Dabiri-Erewa made the commendation in a statement signed by a member of the public relations unit of NIDCOM, Gabriel Odu, on Sunday.
She described the development as a great opportunity to celebrate Mr Nweke, adding that this is what Nigeria is about.
“All the negative information you tend to hear about Nigerians are far outstripped by the positive information that are hidden and not told,” she said.
“The likes of Mr Nweke have portrayed the image of Nigerians in the Diaspora as unique, honest and cultured set of immigrants.
“Honesty remains the best policy. We must exhibit such behaviour in whatever position we find ourselves.
“That is the path we have chosen to take, and our country will eventually get to a new shore.”
Nweke, who is a PhD student at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and also a teaching assistant in the same university, said he stumbled on the wallet while climbing the staircase to buy some items for his wife at the Tsukuba centre.
Born and raised in Okpoko, Onitsha, Anambra State, Nweke hails from Amauzari in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
He moved to Japan in 2013 through a Japanese government-sponsored scholarship programme.
On returning the lost wallet to the police, Nweke said: “One of the officers was surprised and asked me why I did not take the money, I told him that there was no need for that because I was raised by responsible parents and that I am also a Christian.”