Nigerians have praised Ms Kekwaaru Ngozi Mary, an Eko Hotels & Suites employee who returned N55 million ($70,000) to a customer who had misplaced it.
Many were impressed by her actions, despite Nigeria’s difficult economic situation, in which citizens struggle to obtain basic necessities at reasonable prices.
Mrs Mary’s patriotism piqued the interest of Labour Party presidential candidate Mr Peter Obi, who described her act as “heartwarming.”
Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, praised the staff of Eko Hotel and Suites for returning N55 million ($70,000) to a customer who had forgotten it.
Ms Kekwaaru Ngozi Mary, a member of the Eko Hotel staff, was said to have discovered the money that the hotel guest had misplaced.
According to Vanguard, Ms Mary contacted hotel management, who promptly began the process of claiming and returning the money to the owner.
Danny Kioupouroglou, general manager of the Eko Hotel and Suites, described Mary’s actions as “a testament to the honesty and integrity of our staff.”
“At Eko Hotel and Suites, we pride ourselves on our commitment to ethical conduct and exceptional customer service. We believe that our staff are our greatest asset, and this incident is a testament to that belief.”
The review Mr peter Obi posted about mary
In a tweet seen by Naijabio.com on Saturday, July 22, Peter Obi described Mary’s action as “heartwarming and reassuring.
“It is heartwarming and reassuring that despite the hardship in the country and the prevailing moral decadence in society, a staff of Eko Hotel and Suites, Kekwaaru Ngozi Mary, was reported to have returned a misplaced sum of $70,000 to a customer of the hotel in Lagos.”
Meanwhile, some Nigerians took to social media to applaud Mary for exhibiting absolute moral decadence, which is rare in these trying times of bad economy and inflation.
@The_Reel_MCK suggest that Mary be given a national honour for her heartwarming display of patriotism and fear of God.
“Congratulations, Kekwaaru Ngozi Mary for having enough self-restraint and integrity to return the lost sum to the rightful owner We are all proud of you
“Our Principal, HE Peter Obi, will ensure that you’re duly conferred your national honour once our mandate is recovered.”
Congratulations Kekwaaru Ngozi Mary for having enough self-restraint and integrity to return the lost sum to the rightful owner 👏👏 We are all proud of you 🙌
Our Principal, HE Peter Obi, will ensure that you're duly conferred your national honour once our mandate is recovered pic.twitter.com/qGRVtfwRwZ
— MCK (@The_Reel_MCK) July 22, 2023
“A Peter Obi presidency does not just promise competence but high regard for excellent character and morality, exactly the ideals our Nigerian society is in dire need of right now.
“The judiciary must not reward criminality & indiscipline, they must do the right thing.”