By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh.
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.”