Set on a mission to reverse Nigeria’s overdependence on imported Rice for local consumption, Rotimi Williams, 37, founded Kereksuk Rice Farm, the second largest commercial rice farm in Nigeria by land size.
A former journalist and banker, his sojourn to other African countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia and Ghana exposed him to the powerful measure that Agriculture was contributing to those economies. While still exploring the potentials of replicating the successes he had observed in those countries for the benefit of his fatherland, a couple of events later would finally inspire his decision to move back to Nigeria to dedicate his time and knowledge in an effort to develop the country’s Agricultural space.
Kereksuk Rice Farm which is situated in Nasarawa state, northern Nigeria, sits on 45,000 hectares and employs more than 600 natives of Nasarawa. The farm now produce quality paddy being sold to major milling companies in Nigeria.
Prior to Kereksuk, Rotimi served as an analyst at the European Economics and Financial Centre in London. He was a journalist covering Africa for Euromoney Magazine.
A choice resource on local and International Agribusiness platforms, Rotimi’s strides inspires hope for Africa and the world.