- 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
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.
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.
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.
"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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