There have been arguments whether to follow passion or opportunities that arise. 28-year-old graduate quit her job of six months to follow her passion.
28-year-old Annie Nyaga quit her job of six months as a Purchasing Assistant to become a watermelon farmer, which according to her has brought her great joy.
“I do not know how I would be fairing now if I had stuck to my purchasing job. Going into farming was a good decision,” she told the Saturday Nation.
This graduate of biomedical science turned farmer, said she settled for watermelons because they do very well in her home town, and because “they are high-yielding, mature faster and do well in the market.”
Like Annie, many Nigerians have come to the conclusion that watermelon farming is simply ‘a poor man’s fastest road to riches.
And contrary to the wrong opinion that watermelon can only do well in the Northern parts of Nigeria, watermelon can actually be profitably grown from ANYWHERE in Nigeria. In fact, the warmer temperatures and longer growing season of the southern areas especially favors this vegetable.