A Nigerian gate-man, Musa Usman, rejected the offer of a house as parting gift from his Indian employer for borehole in his village.
Musa Usman, who is from Giljimmi, a Fulani settlement in Birniwa Local Government Area of Jigawa State, lives with his family in a thatched house.
The gate-man had served his Indian boss, Mr. V. Verghese, for 25 years and he was planning to leave his job to finally spend time with his family.
In appreciation of Usman’s services, his boss decided to build a house for him.
However Usman, whose community is suffering from acute water shortage, rejected the offer of a house and instead requested for the construction of a borehole for his people.
The gate man said to he did not regret turning down the offer of a new house just so his people can have clean water to drink.
In his address at the commissioning of the borehole, Mr. Verghese, said his decision for the parting gift was as a result of high degree of honesty exhibited by Usman while he was working for him.
The Indian boss said:
“Musa has served me diligently for 25 years. We will travel to India and leave our house under his care and behold, we will meet everything intact. He is indeed, a honest Nigeria.”