Honest man, 81, who rejected R100 million bribe gets rewarded

Honest man, 81, who rejected R100 million bribe gets rewarded

- A Nigerian man, Dr Olufemi Lalude, made headlines many years ago after rejecting $6 million as a bribe

- Lalude was the first managing director of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company

- The 81-year-old man has been honoured by the Akinjide Adeosun Foundation

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There are rewards for integrity and Dr Olufemi Lalude has been rewarded for being a man of integrity.

Recall that the first managing director of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) rejected a $6 million - which is about R100 million - bribe that an organisation offered him.

On Wednesday, September 9, Lalude was honoured by the Akinjide Adeosun Foundation (AAF), Yabaleft reports.

Briefly.co.za gathers that the foundation conferred on Lalude its 2020 Leadership Award during the AAF 5th annual colloquium

The foundation said the recognition of Lalude was in line with its core mandate, adding that he is a man of integrity.

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Olufemi Lalude: 81-year-old Nigerian man who rejected $6 million bribe gets rewarded

Olufemi Lalude. Photo credit: Yabaleft, LuciPost
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The 81-year-old man was also praised by the foundation for refusing to be cowed when the organisation that offered him the bribe moved against him.

The population wrote:

“Today, Papa at 81 is living a peaceful, joyous and fulfilled contented life. We are celebrating him today. He began his career with integrity as his legacy in mind."

According to the foundation, there are many good people in Nigeria who need to be celebrated so as to change the perception that all Nigerians are bad.

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In other news, a woman in Enugu state, Josephine Nchetaka Chukujama Eze, has really shown the true meaning of honesty as she returned almost R620 000 that was mistakenly paid into her account.

Her husband, a journalist, and lawyer, Chukujama Eze, disclosed it to News Express as he praised his wife for the virtue she exhibited.

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In a letter he addressed to the media, he said that he decided to celebrate her not because it is her birthday, but because she did a thing that made him very proud of her.

The husband said that the event happened on Monday, August 3 when Josephine was in a salon and her phone rang with alerts.

The mother-of-three did not check her phone until later. She had to call her husband immediately after she saw the R622 849.05.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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