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Embrace agric to get rich, farmer urges youths

Mohammed Gasma supervises his rice farm in Gashua Bade
Mohammed Gasma supervises his rice farm in Gashua Bade

Nigerian youths have been enjoined to embrace agricultural farming, investment and entrepreneurship in order to achieve wealth within a short time.

In an exclusive chat with our correspondent, the Kebbi state Lagos Liaison Officer, Mr Tukur Mohammed said youths should consider agriculture rather than continue to search for White collar jobs after graduation from secondary school or tertiary institutions.

Tukur who also has farms in Kebbi urged youths to invest their time and resources in farming while insisting there is wealth in farming.

In Kebbi, he emphasized, “Youths now invest in farming and abandon white collar jobs. Youths who are persistent in agriculture make lots of money. A youth farmer who cultivates 100 bags of rice without mechanisation and sells at 15,000 each, it will give them N1.5 million. There will be expenses though such as labourers, pumping water, and other expenses. Those who have labourers may end up with 500 bags. The buyers are there. Some buyers will even give money beforehand.”

Identifying the lack of interest in farming, he noted, “Our youths are lazy. They don’t want to engage in hard labour such as farming. Youths should go back to the farm and they will be comfortable through that.”

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