- An Oyinbo man, Wiebe Boer, has sent social media into a frenzy as he announced becoming a farmer in Africa
- Wiebe who was born to Dutch missionaries expressed delight at taking up something which he tagged a family tradition
- The man hailed young minds who have taken advantage of the viability of the agricultural sector by becoming farmers
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An Oyinbo man has stunned the internet as he celebrated becoming a farmer in Nigeria.
Wiebe Boer shared pictures of his large farmlands on his LinkedIn page located in Kwall, Bassa LGA, Plateau State.
Wiebe who was born and raised in Jos by his Dutch missionary parents expressed delight at starting up something that is a family tradition.
He celebrated young people who have taken up farming and highlighted some produces which can be exported after being grown in Nigeria.
He listed like coffee, asparagus, strawberries, red cabbage, bell peppers, Roma tomatoes, spices, flowers, grapes and wine.
Netizens commend the white farmer
Godwin Okafor said:
"I was just thinking of this today, then u posted.
"But Nigeria’s educational systems needs to detach from too much certifications and go practical in farming and agriculture... people chase certificate too much in Nigeria.
"All states government should woo young diaspora Nigerians investors with great incentives in agricultural farming."
Yilan yusuf wrote:
"Louder please Oga Louder!!!! Nigeria! Nigeria! Nigeria! How many times i hala unna? I say this pulling our imaginary boney ears that doesn't want to hear word. Wetin u dey fine for... E dey ur...I remember seeing locally produced wine in Jos some years ago at someone's house, from a private winery he said wasn't too far, in this country OOo not Paris."
Jerry Tobi said:
"Great Work Sarkin Gona Wiebe Boer, Ph.D.
"We got alot of Young Agri businesses doing well all over the country. We need to tell more stories of exploits made in the Agribusiness space.
"One thing we need to look at is exploring the Value Chains in the agric market.
"Do just produce, process and dont just create add Value."
Simi Serena Abok commented:
"Jos has loads of potential, I think we are sitting on gold and don't even realise it. Congratulations."
Lady returns from UK to Nigeria to become a farmer
Also, a pretty lady had left the UK to become a full-time farmer in Nigeria.
She believes in the popular Nigerian saying that there is no place like home. According to her, life at home is very different from living abroad.
In an interview with Vlogger Tayo Aina seen by YEN.com.gh, the young lady admitted that life in Nigeria since her return hasn't been easy as she has had to struggle with so many things but at the end of the day, her resolve keeps her going.
The Nigeria entrepreneur is of the opinion that life abroad is a lonely one compared to Nigeria where everyone relates and lives like a family.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh also published that a lady has become a celebrity in her immediate community.
The young lady's academic and career success shattered a record that has existed in the community history Shobha Katuru in a LinkedIn post stated that she is the first person to graduate and get an IT job in her village.
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Source: Yen Newspaper