- Honesty pays and a 60-year-old Nigerian driver, Malam Kiri Umaru, has inspired his peers with his integrity
- At different times, the driver found over R73 500 which he returned to their rightful owners
- Umaru said he did not keep those monies because they did not belong to him, adding that something bad would have happened to him if he had not returned them
A Nigerian man identified as Malam Kiri Umaru who returned over N1.7 million he found at different times to their rightful owners said he did so out of contentment.
The 60-year-old man, who is a Damaturu-based commercial driver, is married to two wives and has 12 children who all depend on what he gets from his job.
Umaru has been conveying passengers and goods between towns and villages in cars he drove for others for about 40 years, Daily Trust reports.
Briefly.co.za gathers that Umaru has been presented with an award of ‘Ambassador of Honesty and Contentment’ by the Network for Yobe Civil Society Organisations (NYCSO).
The honest driver was also supported with a sum of R10 000 and food items by Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state.
According to the governor, the token was aimed at encouraging people from all walks of life to imbibe honesty in whatever they do.
The driver said he would not find peace of mind if he did not return those monies to their owners, adding that he might get involved in an accident and die.
In similar news, an honest South African man has been praised after going all-out to find the owner of a wallet he found in a parking lot.
Siphindile Lubisi took to social media to show appreciation to Mduu Semane Mandlazi who returned her wallet back with everything still inside, including money.
Siphindile shared that Mduu told her that he saw the wallet on the ground in the parking lot where she had parked her car.
"I think it fell when I was going inside the car. He went all the way to call all the docrs' cards inside and went to Ligwalagwala FM. I am speechless... God bless you!"
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