CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT HONEST PEOPLE STILL EXIST IN OUR SOCIETY?
I was introduced to this mechanic by a friend some months ago. When my car developed a mechanical problem, l took it to him and he diagnosed what the problem was. When he inquired about the price of the part to be replaced at Panteka market, he was told it would cost me #80,000. I then gave him the money.
Two days later when I went to pick my car, to my utter disbelief, this mechanic, Mr. Godwin Omaga Innocent whose workshop is situated on Ibrahim Taiwo /Abeokuta Road Kaduna said the car is working perfectly and here is my change. He gave me #60,000.
I said "what? and you say the car is okay?" He said " Yes Ma'am". He narrated how the Panteka man gave him 3 different parts but none worked satisfactorily. He then went to other places and got the components. As l write this peice, the car is working perfectly.
Ofcourse, Mr Godwin Innocent would have chosen to keep the money to himself and I wouldn't have known. This gentleman has a wife and children to cater for. Despite these hard times, Mr Godwin returned the money which l had already given up for the car components.
When I expressed how shocked l was, he said Ma'am, WHAT IS NOT MINE, IS NOT MINE.
Please friends, help me celebrate this exceptional Nigerian, a man of integrity, a God - fearing man and a beautiful example of honesty. The only thing that influenced his decision to return the money was his CONSCIENCE.
Let this be a lesson to all, that what God has not given you is not yet yours.
Give honour to whom honour is due.
Thank you once more Mr Godwin Omaga Innocent.
~~ Ibrahim's MariamNaijaBlog.ng