-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh:
IFECHUKWUDE ELURO is the CEO of Ika Investment Nig. Ltd. He was in and out of job for nine years until he enrolled in YAGEP in the Delta State Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2015/2016 Cycle. He was established at the YAGEP Farm Cluster in Owa-Alero. After six years as a pig farmer, he shares his success story.
“It has been a successful story. The opportunity the State Government gave to me afforded me the opportunity to engage other persons who work and benefit from me. This initiative should be sustained because it has greatly reduced social vices among Delta youths.
“I have been able to expand my pen from 14 to 21 pens and there is still room for expansion. I have grown my pigs from 10 in 2016 to 200 pigs at present.
“I have sold so many and invested the proceeds in other businesses I established to have multiple streams of income. I live a comfortable life with my family. I have also diversified into crop production. I am proud to be a YAGEPreneur.”