31-year old, Daniel Joshua, a former N-Power graduate employee in a
recent interview has credited his sound Christian moral upbringing as
the reason behind him refunding the N60,000 paid into his account, after
he quit the scheme in April.
Yemi Osinbajo had on Saturday July 1, praised Joshua’s rare display of
integrity, adding this was worthy of emulation by Nigerian youths. The
Taraba state born Joshua, now works for the Central Bank of Nigeria in
He told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday:
“My pastor once told me that whatever weakens the conscience weakens the authority.
because i have always tried to avoid anything that will weaken my
conscience, taking the decision to refund the money was not a problem.
Although i didn’t have any money in my account at the time, the
orientation from my bosses in my new employment about transparency,
integrity and accountability also helped me quickly decide on the right
path to take in the matter,’’ he said. .
The married father of one continued saying:
“ I am happy because both my wife, mother and elder brother, encouraged
me to refund the money as soon as i received the alert for the two
monhs salary. .
“Yes, there were some friends and family members who persuaded me to
keep the money, saying it was my luck,’’ he said. Joshua graduated in
Economics from the Modibo Adama University of Technology, Yola. .
said:“It pays to be upright at all times.’’ He advised Nigerians,
especially the youths to be upright in their daily dealings and become
good ambassadors of the country