There is a lot of things that are currently wrong with our present economy as it is now and most of this is because of the large dependence that the economy placed on oil and oil products. The oversaturated oil sector is not like it was before anymore and instead of giving those huge returns, has now started to dilapidate.
However, it is even more painful that people don’t look to agriculture anymore as a very great money maker also asides oil. After all, agriculture drove and successfully ran our economy effectively before these oil magnates and companies came to play. To further show you the extent of agriculture’s success, we would be giving you an insight into some of the biggest farms that the country has, to see for yourself.
1. Obasanjo Farms
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo didn’t gain his big acclaim from just serving in the military alone or serving as a head of state, but also because of his large farm establishment. The Obasanjo farms are one of the biggest, if not the biggest, a farm in Nigeria and West Africa and he got there by having a very big vision for his agricultural prospects, some of which he even tried to implement in the country during his tenure as president. Today, it is estimated that the Ota Farms alone makes the former president in the area of #34 million profits daily. That is no small money
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2. Maizube Farms
Most people would know the retired Gen. Abdul salami Abubakar for his role in ushering in the first democratically elected republic but his works transcend the military and political scene, holding one of the biggest farming establishments in the country. His farm runs on a land of 500 hectares today, his farm products bring in a very big pot of income, giving him the best retirement he could have ever wished for.
3. Sebore Farms
Also owned by a former army personnel, the Murtala Nyako run Sebore farms is the biggest single mango farm in Nigeria and that earned him the nickname of Baba Mai Mangoro (BMM). To explain the extent of his mango trees’ largesse, in the year 1993 alone, he had more than 50,000 mango trees in his plantation. More than 20 years after then, the farm is still running and one can only guess how much the mango trees would have multiplied since then. If it wasn’t profitable, he would have quit too.
4. Anadariya Farms
The farm was established by Usman Dantata himself but after a while ran into a roadblock. The son of the Dantatadynasty lord, Usman Dantata Jr, however, saw the viability in the business and took over and today, with a production capacity of a whopping 3000 broilers on a daily basis, is a force to be reckoned with in the poultry and livestock industry
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5. Nagari Integrated Dairy Farm
Owned by Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu. The Nagari integrated dairy farm is known for its large expanse of land solely for the purpose of raising dairy. The farm has an extended stretch of 1200 hectares and already, it holds nothing less than 7000 cattle, one of the biggest single holding establishment of such in the world. The farm has also excelled in the areas of cattle raising, research, and development.
These people have made it big from Agric and they started somewhere. Dear entrepreneur, where would you start from?