- Two 300 level students of the Federal College of Education, Kotongora, affiliated to ABU, recently returned the sum of N2.5m to its rightful owner
- Identified as Ahmed Usman Busa and Ahmed Suleimain, they found the huge sum by the roadside and reported it immediately to the school's security office
- The money which was misplaced by a senior lecturer, belonged to the Thrift Association Mall, where he is the chairman
- The money has since been returned to the lecturer who praised them for their sincerity
Despite the bad reputation that precedes Nigeria as a country, there are still some kind and honest people still holding out the torch for others. The story of two students of Federal College of Education, Kotongora (an affiliate to ABU), proves this to be true.
According to reports, the 300 level Social Studies Education students identified as Ahmed Usman Busa and Ahmed Suleimain, found a misplaced sum of money amounting to N2.5m by the roadside and returned it to the owner.
The money, which was misplaced by a senior lecturer at the institution, Muhammad Kudu Ibrahim, belonged to the Thrift Association Mall, where he is the chairman.
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Details on how they came across the money reveals that the two young men were heading out of the campus when they spotted a leather bag and on getting close, they realized that there was money in it.
They proceeded straight to the school’s security office where they dropped their phone numbers, in case the owner placed a complaint about the missing sum.
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As expected, there was a call for them to report at the security post the very next day where Ibrahim was awaiting their arrival.
The lecturer said he had already lost hope of seeing the money again. He praised the students for their rare display of virtue.
Ahmed Usman Busa who shared the story on his Facebook page, defended his actions by stating: "A good name is better than silver and gold."
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Meanwhile, the founder of popular transport company, Peace Mass Transit (PMT), Dr Maduka Onyishi, at the weekend displayed a rare feat of honesty and integrity, by returning a whopping sum of N2,219,500,000 which was overpaid into his account by the First Bank.
The amount was refunded by the business mogul in the presence of the press and other stakeholders, The Nation reports.
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