Young Nigerian farmer succeeds despite friends not believing in him

Young Nigerian farmer succeeds despite friends not believing in him

- A Nigerian man and graduate, Eke Williams Chibuzor, has succeeded in farming despite the discouragement he earlier had from friends

- The business management expert said years after people thought he would not do well in the venture, he has great success to show

- Despite the breakthrough he has had, Eke said that cucumber farming comes with several challenges

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Sometimes, people succeed in other fields different from what they studied in school. For Eke William Chibuzor, a Nigerian graduate, farming is the real deal.

Eke is a double degree holder: graduated from Federal Polytechnic Nekede where he studied business administration and management at both OND and HND levels and also read business management at Imo State University in 2016.

The native of Umuike Eziala, Umuohiagu/Ngor Okpala in Imo state recently took to social media to showcase his large cucumber plantation.

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He recounted how he was discouraged by friends and some family members when he initially nursed the idea of venturing into farming as a graduate, but today they are marvelled by his eventual success in it.

Narrating how it all started, Eke told regional correspondent Victor Duru in a chat that he was sceptical at first when a friend advised him to consider going into cucumber farming.

The young Nigerian farmer succeeded despite friends not believing in him.
The young Nigerian farmer succeeded despite friends not believing in him.
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He said:

"A friend of mine encouraged me to venture into farming. He told me it'd be profitable. I was sceptical at first that the business wouldn't do well in Imo State but today the story is different.
"Some of my family members and friends were not happy with me over my decision to go into cucumber farming, many were surprised, others wondered why a double degree holder would venture into farming. They never believed. But today they're happy with me and my parents who are farmers kept me stronger."

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Eke, however, maintained that cucumber farming is not without its challenges. From lack of adequate manpower to the problem of transportation and an inadequate source of water, it has been a tasking job.

Also, since he uses organic fertilizer, he said he spends hugely transporting animal waste from a piggery farm to his cucumber farm.

In the face of all the tall challenges, his passion and love for farming drive him on. Aside from cucumber farming, Eke cultivates maize and cassava profitably.

Meanwhile, it earlier reported that a Nigerian entrepreneur, Chimdi Ibeawuchi, revealed how she made N10 million shortly after her degree at the Caritas University in Enugu.

After school, she went into the cattle business, something which took her to Gumel, Katagun, Azare, and Pastikum among other places.

In a Twitter post on Saturday, October 11, she said she loaded 11 trucks with 34 cows and transported them to Port Harcourt, Bayelsa, and Delta.

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