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The meaning behind your name

11 April 2014, 10:10 Jibunor George Chuks

A world that operates with the alphabet of what you carry. A world has been set apart by the people living in it. A world designed and formed for all.

I don't know how many of us there are that watches movies. Now let me draw our attention to a movie titled “2012” produced and directed by Roland Emmerich and the key role actors and actresses are John Cusack as Jackson Curtis, Amanda Peet as Kate Curtis, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Adrian Helmsley and Thandle Newton as Laura Wilson. There are so much to what the movie entails.

During the crises where it seems that the world is about to end, the government and some tycoon men and women had already started making plans on how to save themselves and their respective families. Now what did they do? They were building a mighty spaceship in which during the catastrophe or the downfall of the world, that their families and them will take heed in the spaceship. The essence is to save themselves, buy safety with your wealth. The spaceship, wasn't meant for commoner or for the poor masses without a name. Equally, a film titled “Titanic” produced in 1990s. When the ship was hit by iceberg in the sea that resulted to the sinking of the ship; rich men and women were are the first that were rescued with the aid of life boats.

Now, coming back to our environs here in Nigeria, there are many places you will enter, your greeting isn't the first thing they are interest in hearing but your surname. Who your father is, or who he was. Then if the name rings a bell or doesn't ring a bell, well, you should be able to know if you are welcomed or not. Looking for job, your surname is a vital make-way if you can get the job or not.

It might be considered by the religion you belong simply by the surname you carry or bears. Many people have changed their names simply because of this ridiculous system or style that the people in the world have chosen. Equally many change from one religion to another, only because they want to be favored in this style of life. Go to different universities in the country most especially during the admission period and you could see for your self about these facts. The posts or offices in the country is been shared or offered by the name you carry.

If the name they see on the TV during and after ministerial appointee are Musa, Obi, Adeyemi, Onuche, Dangwam, Abati, Otachi or Ejiro, then hear what people will say; oh thank God the man or woman is from our side. You all know what that means right? Yes of course, to favor his own people through with their names. This is absolutely wrong and which will never lead us to anywhere. The name you bear, isn't what defines who you are? Rather what you do and how you do or does it, is what defines who you truly are. Give opportunity to people not because of the surname they carry but because you know that everybody deserves an opportunity in this life. God bless us as we do the right thing.

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