Wilson Ekeledirichukwu, a graduate of Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), has established a fufu-processing plant.
Fufu is a Nigerian delicacy, made from fermented cassava.
In an interview with News Agency of Nigeria, Ekeledirichukwu said he set up the plant to create employment for himself and others.
Ekeledirichukwu noted that he currently employs three people and pays them each N15,000 monthly salary.
The graduate of animal science said the equipment for the fufu processing cost him about N75, 000.
“As an undergraduate, I resolved that I will be among Nigerians to create jobs and not those looking for jobs that are not easily available in this country now.
“After my National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme in Oyo State between 2014 and 2015, I first ventured into paint production but discovered that the project required much capital.”
His long-term objective is to establish a food processing plant and make employment available to 100 people.
“If I sustain the income margin I am making now, I hope to establish my dream business before long.
“I feel that there are vast opportunities to tap by the young and energetic Nigerians, all that is needed is for people to have entrepreneurial spirit to drive their vision.”
Ekeledirichukwu says he’s been supplying fufu to restaurants in his alma mater, FUTO, and Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri.
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