A Nigerian man identified as Jonathan Asemota who some months ago was reported to have returned the sum of N150 million wrongly paid into his account has met with the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Describing Asemota’s act as a rare display of sincerity, Abike Dabiri-Erewa noted that the rare display of honestly from a Nigerian in diaspora has further given the country a facelift internationally.
Urging Asemota to continue flying the flag of honesty and sincerity especially as an ambassador of Nigeria, the Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa said; “With this exceptional act of honesty, you have become a positive image for Nigerians and Nigeria in Qatar in the midst of bad news tag against Nigerians in the Diaspora.
“We are truly proud of you and urge you to continue to extol the virtues and strength of the Nigerian heritage of honesty, integrity and honour. Your shinning beacon serves as inspiration to the Youth of Nigeria.”
Dabiri-Erewa further in the letter of commendation personally signed by her and given to Asemota said Asemota has done the country proud.
Recall that Michael Asemota, a native of Edo state based in Doha, Qatar, while explaining the instance which led to the erroneous transfer said he got the money as against the cheque of QR150, 200 which he paid in to open an account with an undisclosed commercial bank.
He said: “as i got back home, I received an alert showing that a QR1,502,000 had been credited into my account by mistake instead of QR150,200.
“I went to see the manager to report the error of QR1,502,000 deposited into my account. After checking for confirmation, the manager gave me a warm handshake in appreciation.”
Opening up on why he alerted the bank instead of keeping the money, Jonathan Asemota said: “I knew the money did not belong to me and shouldn’t be in my account in the first place, so there were no motives and temptations to keep it.”