In 2007 I attended training on fish farming. Afterwards I ran a pilot project. After the success of the pilot project, I realised it was a good business to invest in. On getting to Abuja, I set up a fish farm in Kuje. After stocking our fish we discovered that water was a major problem in that location. That led us to build a borehole. The borehole still couldn’t provide enough water, lucky for us my security man informed us he could secure a land close to the river where we could get water. That was how we solved the problem. Since then I ran the fish farm until 2 years ago when I had a few partners who invested in the business. So initial fish farming project expanded to more fish ponds, a poultry project and a fish feed mill and a fish hatchery. I now started a Broiler project which I wholly owe 100%. We have done 3 batches of broilers since then. Over the years my passion has been is that I know the of business was profitable, I know that I need to develop my skills. I have gone to different farms, gone to Songhai
My relationship with AEA has been very rewarding, in that I develop proper farm records, because of AEA I have become an expert in Farm records. Farm accounting and bookkeeping has been an excitement for me, unlike Humans animals don’t lie, everything is clear, you give your poultry X amount of feed leads to X amounts of weight and so on. These things are all methodical I even provide training for other farmers on farm accounting and records keeping. The challenges of doing business in Nigeria is high, the cost in Abuja is extra higher because of the cost of securing land etc.
AEA also provided the initial funds for the first project I did, though it took us a while to pay, we have been able to repay the loan. We have been able to set up a structure and it has been that structure we are using till now. I see mentorship as being a privilege, because I was privileged to have had the sort of relationship with AEA. And see it at no cost, at no cost in the sense that every mentorship provides its own challenges which allows me to solve their problem thereby I am able to learn. Am also a facilitator to AEA I really appreciated my relationship with AEA to mention but few am able to attend a free training organise by PAN African University through AEA, LEAP Africa. Etc.