Kari did something heartwarming that made my heart glow with joy that all hope is not lost with Nigeria.
On Saturday, while patrolling the creeks of Niger Delta, Kari was tipped off that a group of thieves who sailed from Lagos with a large vessel were stealing Nigerian crude oil at Forcados terminal. In Warri.
Apparently, the stealing of Nigerian crude oil is now a free for all.
Tari mobilized his boys, well armed to the teeth, to apprehend the oil thieves and their vessel.
Something interesting happened along the way.
The captain of the ship seeing that the game is up and who was rattled that they have been surrounded by Tari and his well armed boys offered Tari 25 million naira in foreign currency cash for him to allow them to go with their loot.
25 million naira of free money is enough to sway even a monk to think about his life choice and why he chose the life of chastity and poverty.
But Chief Tari stood his ground, while insisting the thieves must follow him to see his boss, Tompolo.
As a nation, Chief Tari deserves our gratitude for standing up and doing what is right.
Chief Tari is a symbol of aspiration that we still have honest men in Nigeria and Chief Tari is the poster boy of this.