Few hours ago, I finished a long interview with the Vanguard. Get a copy on Wednesday (July 3rd). It is a very detailed interview that would take a full page. You will read about the beautiful Ovim, my village in Abia State, which does not leave any child behind. Our legendary farm road (Agbongele Ugwunta) where any person can visit, harvest anything and enjoy, but never take any home. I planted a pear there while in the village to ensure the tradition continues. It is the community’s last strategy to ensure no one sleeps hungry! Then the typical – sharing the kinsmen kola nuts with former governors, making success very common. Then, more – Pick a copy.
Vanguard and Punch are special to me. Both published an open letter I wrote many years ago just out of secondary school. I had enrolled in FUTO but before matriculation I was told that UNN had effected for me to move to UNN. I had never applied to UNN and was happy with FUTO’s three degrees in one in EEE with option in ECE. I was among the top JAMB scorers that year and UNN felt I belonged therein.
UNN made a strong case but gave up after Vanguard and Punch published my open letter. So, talking to Vanguard brings that memory of the power to help a small boy.