The sun was faint in a grey sky. A shivery breeze blew out of a cold-looking horizon.
The sounds were largely deserted and the wind increased during the morning.
Now, there are houses amongst trees; scattered and more exuberant than Caribbean lodges. The houses are more visible. They are grouped into settled areas. Less part of an organic landscape, the houses are ‘in’ rather ‘of’ the scenery.
The approaches to Ugbokolo; a suburb of Okpokwu LGA of Benue State were charming, neat and pacify.
The sounds of passing cars along the road were muted in the still, peaceful air. Hills and valleys, in their blanket of dew, rolled softly into the distance, bathed in the mellow light of a nearly full moon.
The houses shone with a warm hazy glow, gentle sounds of laughter and festivities hung sweetly in the air. The season is the reason.
But as my drowsy brain awakens to reality, I recall fond memories of a more recent past, right here in the city of Ugbokolo, the seat of Benue State Polytechnic.
Welcome to Ugbokolo, A new world.
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