YAGEPreneur Okafor Admonishes Delta Youths To Think Outside the Box To Survive

YAGEPreneur Okafor Admonishes Delta Youths To Think Outside the Box To Survive

JOHN OKAFOR is the CEO of G.Husb Enterprise located at Ugbolu. He hails from Ika North East Local Government Area. He holds a BSC, MSC and is about to complete his PhD in Economics from the University of Benin.

He is a focused and enterprising young man who in spite of being a fulltime student gives time to running an integrated farm enterprise. He practices Poultry, Piggery and Crop Productions.

He enrolled in YAGEP as a brown beneficiary in the 2019/2020 Cycle and received support in Piggery. Beyond doubt, he is a goal-getter, worthy of emulation. His story.

“I received from the State Government ₦440,000.00 for 10 pigs, two soars and eight in-pigs and the sum of ₦200,000.00 for feeding and medication as the approved support package for Brown YAGEPreneurs in Piggery Production.

“Before the support, I had 30 pigs. One year after government’s intervention, I now have over 100 pigs in my pen. I sell pigs every two months. I want to maintain the number at 100 being the capacity of my pen and the number I can conveniently feed. With good management, the business can feed itself.

“The intervention fund was a big boost for expansion. It has yielded the desired result and I appreciate our Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for the initiative. The programme should be sustained to encourage youths in agriculture to expand their farm enterprises. I rate YAGEP 70%.

“I encourage Delta youths to think outside the box within our environment to find needs they can provide and survive on.”

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