by Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Isioma Okeleke
Malvin Nnamdi Kukaye is the CEO of Dave Agro Services. He hails from Ndokwa East LGA and has M.Sc. in Environmental Management. He enrolled into YAGEP in the 2015/2016 cycle, and was supported to start business in Fish Production. Seven years later, Malvin is still in business. He shares his testimony.
“With the support of 2,000 fingerlings, 2 earthen fish ponds and 145 bags of fish feed, I have expanded to five ponds. I have diversified into fish hatchery, poultry and pig farming.
“I have established myself and my family such that I can classify myself as being in the middle class. I have also bought a car and a piece of land from the proceeds of my business. YAGEP lifted me out of poverty.
Since I started my business, I have trained five persons and I have two persons in training. I have three employees. YAGEP has enhanced my knowledge and skill in fish production, and also in human capital development in terms of training others.”