- A Nigerian who resigned from his good job and dropped out of a master's degree programme just to enable him to relocate to Canada has come back with testimony
- Emeka Nwarulor said he was 28 years old when he took the tough decision into an uncertain journey to Canada
- Mr Nwarulor said friends and family were worried when he made the decision but he already made up his mind despite almost missing his flight to Canada
At the age of 28, Emeka Nwarulor resigned from his job in Nigeria and also dropped out of a master's degree programme he was pursuing. The reason for taking such tough decisions was that he wanted to relocate to Canada where he hoped to find much more greener pastures.
It was an uncertain journey. His friends and family were worried that he may have lost his mind. But it seemed something was burning in him, so he took the leap into an uncertain future.
On the day he was supposed to travel to Canada, Mr Nwarulor almost missed his flight. He arrived at the airport only a few minutes to departure time.
He was clutching his black bag with one other smaller one, wearing a backpack as he hurried to the departure lounge to catch his flight to uncertainty.
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Six years after relocation, Emeka shares his experience
It is now six years since Mr Emeka Nwarulor took that strong leap into the unknown and he has some great news.
From his LinkedIn profile where he shared his experience, there is evidence that he has greatly succeeded in Canada.
Mr Nwarulor is now the Senior Program & Policy Advisor to the Government of Saskatchewan, a Canadian province.
Looking back, Mr Nwarulor wrote:
"6 years ago I made one of the toughest and most uncertain decisions of my life. I relocated to Canada from Nigeria. I was few months from turning 29, about to miss my first flight to Canada. This would be my first time on an airplane. Yes, you heard that right, the first time on a plane. You can imagine the tension of being on the plane for the first time and you are going to be on the plane for almost a day.
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"I had just resigned from a job I enjoyed. I dropped out of a Masters program. I put a pause on the brand I was building. With 3 bags and a dream. I made a decision to move. I remember the uncertainty in my Dad's face when we drove to the airport that day. I remember a colleague telling me that I had lost my fire. As I reflect today, I am grateful to God."
Social media users react
Expectedly, his followers took to the comment section of the post to congratulate him. Here are a few of what they are saying:
"This is an amazing piece and thanks for sharing Emeka Nwarulor, MHRM, CHRM."
Chukwu Okechukwu Maurice:
"This is a great write up and also an encouragement to the young ones with such ambition to relocate. Your relocating to Canada has brought you fulfilment of dreams and great achievements. Am happy for you, to have successfully achieved your goals and dreams by following your heart."
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"I love love love this. Pretty sums up my life right now but I must get to that better life no matter what. I will not settle."
"There's always a price only you can pay to succeed. Definition of success is personal. There's a lot of motivation in your story."
Nigerian man buys a house in Canada 2 years after relocating
Meanwhile, Legit.ng has previously reported how another Nigerian man bought a house in Canada some two years after relocation.
Dr. Akinkunmi Akingbade shared his success story on his LinkedIn thereby encouraging other Nigerians who also plan to relocate.
He shared the picture of the beautiful house he was able to purchase, making his followers shower him with encouraging words and congratulatory comments.