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Agriculture is the future – Ozuligbo

Kingsley Ozuligbo, 29, is the Chief Executive Officer of Bigfish Agro Services. In this interview with MAUREEN IHUA-MADUENYI, he says the government should provide incentives for more youths to invest in agriculture  What inspired you to go into agribusiness?  I was inspired by my childhood experience. I worked closely with my mum who was well […]
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Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:45:15 +0100
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