He Got Missing
Fuel scarcity is pulling the country irrecoverably below. But that could change, thanks to Engineer Nwanne, a smart young fuel searcher from the University of Nigeria, who has made a bold step to save the country, but thereafter got missing.
When Nwanne began research at the University of Nigeria, he understood that it meant a commitment of at least two years. Even friends advised him to hustle for money, instead of wasting his youthful years finding a permanent solution to the fuel scarcity, and poor power supply, but he insisted that making everybody happy was his paramount needs in his promising career. His poor mother has been his driving force with little she could do to support him. The mother sold off her unused traditional wears to met up with his incessant demands of money for his research projects. She was supportive and never tried to pull him down.
Nwanne got his PhD mentored by Professor Anya, now Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, who moulded him into a talented engineer from the 'wayward and helpless village boy” that he used to be. Besides that tutor, his academic career is hugely supported by his eldest stepbrother, Ndieche. Who studied at the University of Stavanger, Norway.
He was so passionate about continuing research in this area-fuel scarcity in this African richest oil-producing country, but there was so much holdback. Getting to the Niger Delta region was not difficult except the unrest of cloned military men or militants who attacked pipelines here and there. It is one of the most disadvantaged oil regions in the country. The population lives on less than $2 per day in a shanty environment, with its contaminated water and the air.
But our future depends on what happens after his research is over. He has to book an interview with a petroleum minister and power minister to find out their position on the fuel scarcity and power interruption in the country, he must travel by road to the capital city.
One day, while travelling to the capital on a chartered vehicle, he ends up at an overcrowded petrol station at Lokoja, because the driver needed to refuel.
Being the inquisitive, and energetic researcher that he is, Nwanne asked the driver for him to run sort of a local interview with the villagers around the community, before heading to Abuja. He was killed by the locals.