-By Gertrude ONYEKACHUKWU-UTEH-
SUNNY ODIAKOSE is the MD of Sunny Odiakose Farm located at Emuhu in Ika South Local Government Area. He is an SSCE holder who created job for himself and others through commercial farming. He owns an oil palm processing mill, farms cassava, pineapple and oil palm in commercial quantities. He expanded his piggery when he received support from the Delta State Government through its Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2019/2020 cycle.
He has done marvelously well by growing government’s input of ten pigs to 68 pigs within one year. He is a farm consultant, a trainer and an employer. He shares his story.
“I am very grateful to the Okowa-led government for the initiative and for making me a beneficiary of YAGEP. It is a real boost to my agricultural investments. The government needs to continue with this laudable programme to help farmers expand their farm enterprises.
“I was given ₦440,000.00 to procure a soar and nine in-pigs and an additional ₦200,000.00 to feed them. Today, the ten pigs have produced 58 pigs, making it a total of 68 within a year and they are expecting again. I have three trainees in piggery section. I am overjoyed! Agriculture is the best”