Meet the 39-year-old who owns 2nd-largest rice farm in Nigeria

Meet the 39-year-old who owns 2nd-largest rice farm in Nigeria

- Rotimi Williams is making the continent proud as his success in the agricultural sector becomes a reference point

- The young man owns the second-largest rice farm in Nigeria, which is situated in Nasarawa

- The 39-year-old Williams is an enterprising African who is inspiring many others to embrace agriculture

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It is obvious that Nigerian youths are beginning to take over some major businesses in the country. They have proven that they have what it takes to be good leaders and entrepreneurs.

A 39-year-old man identified as Rotimi Williams is not just ambitious but enterprising. The young man is the owner of the second-largest rice farm in Nigeria. The land reportedly sits on 45 000 hectares of land.

According to Forbes, Williams, who was once a journalist, has employed over 600 people in Nasarawa to work on his farmland. This young man gathered all his farming skills using Google.

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Williams attended King’s College in Lagos, after which he proceeded to the University of Aberdeen where he graduated with a degree in Economics.

He also obtained a Master’s Degree in Economics from the same institution.

Meet 37-year-old entrepreneur Rotimi Williams who owns Nigeria's 2nd largest rice farm

Rotimi Williams. Photo credit: Espact
Source: UGC

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About how he acquired his hectares of land, Williams revealed that he did not start up on his own but became a part-owner of about 17 000 hectares of farmland where he agreed to share the profits made from the farm produce.

In other news, a lady identified as Nyifamu Ogechi Manzo has inspired people on social media with her success story a year after investing in poultry farming. Sharing her story on Twitter, Nyifamu said she started poultry farming in a spare room her dad allowed her and her brother to use.

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She wrote:

"We started from 50 birds and then 70, 100 and 120 birds over time."

Nyifamu said she thought of expanding her business and owning a farm since she had built relations and acquired a good number of customers.

The young lady said she made her costing for 800 birds capacity pen. She wrote:

"January 1st, I made a post on my WhatsApp status asking for investment with interest in 6 months for expansion of my poultry farm and in 11 days friends and family showed up for me with over a million naira."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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