Nweke was also said to have turned down offer of a percentage by the authorities.
President Buhari salutes Mr Nweke for “projecting the values of honesty, integrity and contentment that should be the hallmark of a people”,
This was made known by Presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina said in a statement today.
According to the President, good virtues and propriety are the hallmark of every culture in Nigeria, while noting that criminals are just an exception.
“The president believes Nweke’s behaviour, coming at a period that the country needs a positive spotlight and close-up on its real values, clearly signposts what should hold the nation together, inspired by solid foundations laid by most families, religious bodies and communities for success in life,” the statement said.
The President further wished Nweke all the best even as he completes his studies, while calling on Nigerians, home and abroad, to keep celebrating the age-old, irreplaceable attributes of honesty and decorum, and shun the microwaved, get-rich-quick tendencies that bring individual and collective shame.