Former Rivers State Commissioner for Information Dr Emma Okah has called on the government at all levels to immortalise Rivers State born lady Mary Ngozi Kekwaaru who recently returned $70,000 (about N61.2M) forgotten by a guest at Eko Hotel in Lagos.
Okah made this call in a press statement issued in Port Harcourt today.
According to him, this singular act of honesty by returning the money to the owner, at a time of extreme economic hardship in Nigeria and when she could have easily stolen it, should be celebrated by Nigerians and the governments at all levels.
“This is the pinnacle of honesty and we cannot define integrity any less. In an era of mad rush to get rich quick and at all cost in our nation, the lesson which Mary Kekwaaru has taught us is that there is still hope and our young people will get it right someday” Okah said, urging all Nigerians to emulate the virtues of Mary Ngozi Kekwaaru and the rare honesty she has shown.
Mary Ngozi Kekwaaru is of Ikwerre tribe and hails from Rundele Town in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Emma Okah PhD