President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the behaviour of a taxi driver, Abubakar Hassan, who returned valuables, a passenger forgot in his taxi.
The president made this known in a statement signed by Garba Shehu, his Spokesperson on Friday.
According to the statement, the president urged all Nigerians from cab drivers to government officials to emulate, the honesty of Mr Hassan. The president further noted that, the character portrayed by the cab driver, is exactly how Nigerians were, many decades ago before corruption and greed set in.
See full statement below
President Muhammadu Buhari is delighted to learn about the remarkable act of honesty by Abubakar Hassan, a taxi driver in Abuja, who returned valuable property forgotten in his car by a passenger.
Even when the passenger had no way of tracing him, Mr. Hassan went out of his way to seek her, and to return her possessions intact.
President Buhari commends Mr. Hassan for his outstanding conduct, which should be an example for every Nigerian, from cab driver to government official.
His behaviour is a throwback to the Nigeria of some decades ago, before corruption and greed among public officials became accepted as normal, and polluted our national values.
President Buhari appreciates Mr. Hassan for inadvertently making himself available as a shining example of the Nigeria that this administration has battled and continues to battle for, … a Nigeria where our national resources are not appropriated by private individuals, who have no consideration for anyone beyond themselves and their private interests.