Nura Ahmed is an indigene of Laraba Zango, Ajingi Local Government Area of Kano State. He attended a Quranic school where he learnt the art of farming in the local way. Nura also had primary and senior secondary education. Although, his parents are not farmers but engaged in farming, cultivating one (1) hectare crops (sorghum, millet, cowpea and groundnut) and rearing two (2) herds of cattle using hired labour. Nura Ahmed and his younger ones participated in farming with the hired labour on his familys farm. From there, he developed much interest in farming before undergoing one (1) year training in modern farming at the Leventis Foundation Agricultural Training School.
The Leventis Foundation/Kano State Agricultural Training School offered Nura Ahmed a one-year free training in modern farming in the areas of Crop Production, Rural Enterprises, Animal Production, and Agricultural Engineering. After graduation, Nura Ahmed acquired knowledge and skills in the above areas and started his own farm. With a take-home pay of N15,475.00 (Fifteen Thousand, Four Hundred and Seventy-Five Naira) only, and Kano State grant of N20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Naira) only, totalling N35, 475.00 (Thirty-Five Thousand, Four Hundred and Seventy-Five Naira) only, he was able to cultivate one (1) acre of groundnut and rear two (2) goats.
Gradually, he increased his cultivation to several hectares of crops, such as sorghum, millet, groundnut, cowpea and zobo, having benefited a lot from LFN Micro-credit which has been fully paid. Today, Nura Ahmed cultivates between 4-5ha of crops. The animals being reared have also increased, having six (6) goats and two (2) bulls presently. The ex-trainee has made some life achievements following the agricultural training at Panda school and proceeds from his farming activities. These include:
- built his own residential house, and
- bought a Gulf car.
The net-worth of the ex-trainee based on the above mentioned assets will be in the range of N2.5M to N5M.
Nura Ahmed is proud of Leventis Foundation for the free training offered. This has made him a better person in his community. The ex-trainee wants the Foundation to continue training more youths.
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