Traversing Hills and Valleys by John Nduka Abaelu
In Traversing Hills and Valleys, the author, John Nduka Abaelu, takes the reader on an autobiographic journey as he recounts in great detail events that impacted different stages of his life. Seemingly unrelated tragedies provide the initial impetus that pushes him on his journey through an education at King's College, Lagos and beyond, surviving a civil war, and on to a thriving career in banking that is truncated by intrigues and arbitrary show of power under the cover of the Nigerian military regime of the time.
A retired merchant banker, prominent during his time as head of one of Nigeria’s largest merchant
banks in the 1980s, John Nduka Abaelu attended King’s College, Lagos; University College Ibadan,
Wye College, Kent, England; Michigan State University, East Lasing, USA; and also did a postdoctoral
fellowship in Economics (1970/71) at the University of Chicago, Chicago, USA.