Tin mining was an enormous source of wealth that brought about commerce and the convergence of diverse ethnic groups who came to live in Jos, a city in the North Central of Nigeria when tin mining was booming.
When the mines were abandoned, the areas were unusable because many new land features of excavated mine lakes/ponds, artificial mount hills and wasteland areas emerged being also destroyed by erosion.
Maxwell Davwet describes in his book the development in the township and suburban areas leading to increase in population and criminality, tragedy, religious, political, and ethnic mistrust, and conflicts as captured in the story of Wahala, Mr King and Madam Faith.
ISBN : 978-1-80074-782-1
Pages : 274
Size : 147x445
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Maxwell Gayus DAVWET was born sometime in 1960 at Mper of Kombun district Mangu. He attended EKAN Transfer Primary School, Kerang. He progressed on to Gindiri Teachers' College, Gindiri from 1975 to 1980 and gained a Teachers' Grade II certificate. He then gained admission to the University of Jos (UNIJOS) from 1982 to 1986 and from 2006 to 2008 graduated with Bachelor of Arts and Master's degrees in English language respectively. He worked in the Department of State Services (DSS Abuja), from 1989 to 2019, when he retired as a Director. He is married to Dr (Mrs) Huldah M Davwet with whom he has children.