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KURAUNISM- A SOOTHING BALM IN THE DESERT OF UNFULFILLED DREAMS..

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KURAUNISM- A SOOTHING BALM IN THE DESERT OF UNFULFILLED DREAMS..

By Emeka Ozo Ume

A young man from Benue walked up to me in a mall at the city centre and asked me to tell him more about the personality of DR. JEFFERY KURAUN and what we really mean by KURAUNISM. He appeared to know me very well and I wasn’t so sure of where we had met before that auspicious meeting. All of a sudden, the power to recall surged from within and I called him by his surname! The family house is not far from where I grew up in Gboko South. He was one of the boys in the neighborhood I mentored in those days and convinced to go to school, believing that life would be better for him and his numerous siblings.

It has been more than a decade since he graduated from the university after heeding to my advice to return to school after he had dropped out due to lack of funds then. Today, he is a graduate and that’s not all; he has been searching for jobs for the past 10 years!. With a 2nd Class Upper degree in Economics from a second generation university, one would have expected a quick turn around for him and his siblings who are also managing to go to school through his self reliant ventures. They believe that despite their elder brother’s joblessness for a decade and still counting, the way out of poverty and lack is still through proper education. Sam’s situation is not as bad as it should because after graduation a decade ago, he had managed to establish a laundry and dry cleaning outlet and two barbershops while searching for an elusive white collar job in the city of Abuja.

Our meeting was by chance but it enabled me to  preach the good tidings of KURAUNISM to him, and how he can be very useful in the struggle for the emancipation of Benue. He was so joyous at the prospect of finding himself useful  in another capacity, and promised to do his best to disseminate the message without fear. When we were about to part, he said one thing that prompted this write- up.
With a sultry smile playing by the corners of his mouth, he said, “Orvesen, I believe that with with such an intelligent and compassionate youth as governor, people like us will become useful again and going to school will no longer be considered a waste of time, efforts and resources.”

 

I had to interject by reminding him that he is doing well already because his ventures have been helping him train his siblings. He  laughed and thanked God for them while insisting that it could be better with DR. JEFFERY KURAUN as governor of Benue state in 2023! The youths are rooting for a young man like them, believing that he has the capacity to understand and empathize with them. They need someone who won’t shop for excuses before churning out policies that would enable them to be gainfully engaged. KURAUNISM preaches self reliance and vocational exposure and competence while waiting for the conventional jobs.

There are youths today, who even prefer the vocational exposure to the white collar jobs and will  not regret walking into such opportunities when they are availed with them. DR. JEFFERY KURAUN may not promise employment for all the youths in Benue but one thing I know about him is his ability to turn gross to gold given a proper atmosphere or enabling environment to thrive. Are you a youth and still wondering where to pitch your tent in 2023? Why not become a KURAUNIST TODAY and be a part of the team that would  transform Benue?

Emeka Ozo Umeh is a Lawyer, Jurist, Writer Historian, Political Consultant and Human Resources Trainer and Developer.

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