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YAGEP restored my hope, says Oghenekevwede ~ Truth Reporters


By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh

Aghogho Oghenekevwede is a YAGEPreneur trained in Fish Production in the 2016/2017 cycle of the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP.) She hails from Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area. She is a graduate in Animal Science.

She was established at the YAGEP Fish Farm Cluster at Ugbokodo in Okpe LGA before she relocated to Oghara to continue her business. Aghogho carved a niche for herself as the first YAGEPreneur in Fish Production to own a hatchery. In spite of her physical challenge, she broke all barriers to move ahead of most of her peers. She is the CEO of AG’s Rehoboth Farms. She shares her success story after five years in business.

“During my National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), I was involved in an accident through which I sustained a spinal cord injury. I thought all hope was lost, but the Delta State Government through YAGEP helped me to get out of it.

“YAGEP training afforded me the opportunity to acquire practical knowledge on fish production and to work with professionals in the field. I established a personal hatchery after my YAGEP internship. I learnt how to do it during the training. I painstakingly lived in my trainer’s farm for three weeks even when it was not convenient for me because I needed to learn the various processes involved in fish hatchery. I thank God my effort paid off.

“Today, clients flock to my hatchery from far and near to order for fries, fingerlings and post fingerlings. From training fish to table size, I diversified to hatchery alone which I find very lucrative.

“I have two employees. From the proceeds from my farm, I cater for myself and children. I bought a car, a plot of land and I have an on-going building project, all from the proceeds of my fish business.”

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