- A Nigerian youth has brought a new vibe to the occupation of farming
- The man identified as Samuel Ogbole cultivates his crops in the air
- Social media users expressed surprise as photos of his bountiful harvest from the farming technique emerged
In recent times, there seems to be an unorganized shift among Nigerian youths towards the occupation of farming. Samuel Ogbole engages in the cultivation business with an uncommon technique.
The young farmer, according to @NigeriaStories does his own farming in the air as against the norm of cultivating it on the earth's soil.
Showcasing some of his crop produce along with his picture, @NigeriaStories siad he uses a method called aeroponics.
Their tweet reads:
"Meet Samson Ogbole the Nigerian farmer who grows crops in the air!!
"He is doing this using Aeroponics a process of growing plants in the air without the use of soil."
Aeroponics involves the growing of plants without either soil or hydroponics but in a mist-laden atmosphere.
Nigerians took to the comment section to appreciate the young man's innovative way of farming.
"Soil for agriculture is not the problem in Nigeria. The innovation can be good for Lagos though. Bravo."
"Southern Nigeria needs this initiative to grow crops.
"This will help in crashing the price and avoiding future food blockades from the North."
"Highly commendable! But without soil? Wetin he pack full those plastic water collectors?"
"It's as healthy as normal agriculture but 50 times as cost efficient."
"It's called dry land agriculture. Visited such side yesterday at BUK."
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported about a Nigerian graduate who is 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 YEN.com.gh, Gospel said his desire to contribute his quota to the nation's food produce informed his decision to take up farming.