- Chiemezie Ezeani is a graduate of philosophy but has always had a thing for farming while growing up
- Upon graduation, he decided to venture into it howbeit on trial basis
- Now, he is looking to make it a full time occupation and shared with Legit.ng his experiences so far
There seems to be a silent revolution and inclination towards farming as an occupation.
Suddenly, Nigerian youths, graduates especially are venturing into it and making it a full time occupation, Chiemezie Ezeani is one of those who have decided to tow that path.
The 32-year-old who graduated from Imo State University where he read philosophy told us in an exclusive interview that he fell in love with farming thanks to his grandmother.
According to him, he accompanied his grandma to the family's farm where they cultivated cassava, tomatoes, cocoyam as well as rear goats. They would then put up for sale the numerous food produce from the farm.
Chiemezie, who hails from Umuezeonyima Umuago-Urualla, Ideato-North in Imo, said he started cultivating again during his service year.
In Bauchi where he served in 2018, he grew beans and corns which he brought back to the east for sale upon completion of his NYSC.
In 2020, he said he experimented farming in his hometown with 50 tubers and though the result wasn't so nice it raised his hopes and encouraged him.
At the moment, his target is to plant 200 tubers and take it up from there.
He stated that with an enabling environment and necessary support, farming and support will become the new oil well.
Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that a Nigerian graduate has declared his intention to contribute to the country's food produce as he became a full-time farmer.
Ndifreke Gospel, who hails from Akwa Ibom state, read insurance and acturial science at Imo State University said he is very passionate about the crop cultivation occupation.
But even at that, one wonders why he didn't pursue a career in insurance or something else.
In an exclusive interview with Legit.ng, Gospel said his desire to contribute his quota to the nation's food produce informed his decision to take up farming.