Alhaji Siddiq Mahmud Abdullahi is the Chief Executive Officer of One-day Agro Investment. He ventured into rice farm even as a graduate.
The zeal to become self reliant and solve problem of food insufficiency nudged him to start commercial farming with capital of N150,000.
He said, “I had always wanted to be self reliant. I discovered that tertiary institutions are producing thousands of graduates every year who turn out to be job seekers and the fact is government cannot provide job for everyone.
“With my commitment in service to humanity i was able to employ about 15 workers producing about 25,000 tonnes of rice Yearly and our breed is unique in the market. ”
According to him, his guiding principle for success lies in hard work, unique products and meeting customers demands.
The CEO then urged youths not to depend on white-collar job, so as not lose at both ends, stressing need for them to be innovative and creative in order to be job creators.
He enumerated the challenges facing farmers to include inadequate machines for large scale farming, insufficient storage facilities and no rice mill for processing produce.