Jeffrey Kuraun Biography – Age, Career, Benue Governorship And Net Worth
Dr Jeffrey KURAUN aspiring for Governor of Benue state under the All Progressive Congress (APC), All over Benue and people outside Benue has endorse him. His bill boards are everywhere, it’s Youth O’clock, A Young and vibrant Youth is coming to rule over Benue for positive change.
Jeffrey is said to be in his late 40’s or Early 50’s
Jeffrey Kuraun has over 20 years post qualification experience in the upstream oil and gas industry and mining and holding senior technical positions in the business, related industry combined.
Prior to his current service in the public sector, he worked in the private sector in Nigerian oil and gas service companies, as Senior Seismologist at United Geophysical and subsequently as Business Development Manager both at ANS Energy Services and Standards & Baldwin.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours degree in Geology & Mining from the University of Jos, Nigeria and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Field & Well Management (Engineering) now known as Petroleum Production Engineering from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. He is an active member of notable professional bodies like the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).
He won the 1st position prize in the prestigious Nigerian Mining and Geoscience Society (NMGS)/Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPNU) Award for a BSc thesis in Geoscience in Nigerian universities. He also holds a Master Class Certificate in Business Administration from London Graduate School and an Honourary Doctorate Degree in Business Management, Specializing in Oil and Gas from Commonwealth
University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria. He has served in several technical committees and participated in many professional pieces of training, seminars and workshops locally and abroad.
As his contribution to educational development, Kuraun served as an external examiner with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and participated in both National and International subject panel meetings for curriculum development, item writing and moderation workshops, and review of the West African Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (WASSCE) syllabus for the subject of Mining.
How He Plans To Reform Benue
I want my people, the people of Benue state to be encouraged in spite of the challenges we have faced. We from Benue are regarded as great fearless people, great people, great men and women, we are farmers, we are proud to be called Benue, we are experiencing a lot of challenges in the past, particularly security challenges. Let us pick our pieces and gather ourselves together, take our Benue, gather our Benue, don’t run down your state, don’t go somewhere and talk down on your governor or your leaders. We have been brought up to respect our elders even when you find your elder doing the wrong thing, which in your opinion you think is wrong, there should be a manner of approach.
The Jeffrey Kuruan Foundation
A: My motivation in setting up a charity organization came from what Mother Theresa said, that if you cannot feed a hundred then feed one. When I read that I asked a lot of questions. I asked myself how can you contribute to society, how can you make the life of one person better, do you have to be necessarily rich before you could help somebody? No. And what is this help, is help all about money, the answer to me is no.
Sometimes just being nice to somebody or putting a smile on someone’s face asking how are you doing, just showing concern, For me, a smile change somebody’s life because the person will feel somebody understands me, somebody recognises me.
There are lots of people going through very tough times and all they need is someone to say hello to them, for a neighbour to say how are you doing, to genuinely stop and ask how are you doing today. This is a very difficult thing a lot of people find doing.
I asked myself these questions and I said to myself, if I have any job or if I gain any employment, if I am doing any business I must put a percentage of what I earn aside for someone else to benefit from it. And within me, I said if I can’t do that then I am not qualified to work or I am not qualified to do that business.
So it is a personal covenant that I have with my God that I must put something aside from what I earn every day of my life, I would do that until my last breath.
So am very proud of the Jeffrey Kuruan Foundation, we can’t do so much or we can’t do everything but we have just narrowed it down to health, education and economic empowerment.
Dr Jeffrey KURAUN aspiring for Governor of Benue state under the All Progressive Congress (APC), All over Benue and people outside Benue has endorsed him. His bill boards and campaign posters have been online and offline.
His net worth is not available at the moment.