The Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), John-Ochefu Ochai, a major-general, on Wednesday, visited the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria to commend Umar Ka’oje, a professor, for voluntarily returning over one million naira wrongly paid to him.
The money, totalling one million, one hundred and fifty-three thousand, nine hundred and fifty-three point three-six naira (N1,153,953.36) was said to have been paid to the don after the expiration of his teaching contract with the nation’s highest military academy.
PremiumTimes gathered that the visit by the commandant to the university was in addition to a letter of commendation to the don by the NDA and dated September 11.
Receiving the commandant, Rahanatu Lawal, the Head of the Department of Political Science and International Studies said only a few people today could exhibit Professor Ka’oje’s uncommon moral courage, stressing that such exemplary character should be emulated.
In his remarks, the commandant said that he had to follow up the letter of commendation earlier written to the professor with the physical visit to further show appreciation for such an act.