Unemployed FUTMinna Graduate Returns N20 Million Worth of Crypto, Gains Global Recognition

Femi Akinola, a 36-year-old chemical engineering graduate from the Federal University of Technology, Minna(FUTMinna) has become an internet sensation after returning approximately N20 million worth of cryptocurrency to an American entrepreneur. The money represented a significant sum, especially for an unemployed graduate struggling to find work. Akinola hesitated. But his conscience prevailed. He decided to do the right thing.

Unemployed FUTMinna Graduate Returns N20 Million Worth of Crypto, Gains Global Recognition

Femi Akinola, a 36-year-old chemical engineering graduate from the Federal University of Technology, Minna(FUTMinna) has become an internet sensation after returning approximately N20 million worth of cryptocurrency to an American entrepreneur

The incident began when Akinola, an avid follower of entrepreneur Raffay Alvi, participated in one of Alvi’s crypto giveaways. Alvi, known for distributing Solana coins, announced a giveaway on Twitter, promising $100 worth of Solana to three lucky winners. Akinola, who had never won before, responded to Alvi’s tweet, expressing his lack of luck. To his surprise, Alvi retweeted Akinola’s comment and messaged him, saying, “Congrats, $100 for you. Send me a DM.”

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Excited about his unexpected win, Akinola promptly shared his Solana wallet address with Alvi. However, when he checked his phone later, he discovered that Alvi had mistakenly sent him 100 Solana coins, equivalent to $14,700, instead of the promised $100.

 The money represented a significant sum, especially for an unemployed graduate struggling to find work.  Akinola hesitated. But his conscience prevailed. He decided to do the right thing.

In a voice call with Alvi, Akinola confirmed the error and agreed to return the excess coins. Alvi suggested he keep 10 Solana as a gesture of gratitude and send the remaining 90 Solana back. “I made up my mind to return the money,” Akinola said.

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Akinola hopes his story will challenge stereotypes about Nigerian youth. “We also have to show the world that Nigerian youths are not just about scams and doubts,” he emphasized.

As the first child in his family, Akinola dreams of pursuing a master’s degree and a PhD. In the meantime, he shares his knowledge of blockchain technology and Web3 with children in Kaduna, hoping to inspire the next generation.

Source: Fij.com