Engr. Adeyemi MOFIKOYA holds a B.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering…
Durante Fish Industries Limited was founded in 2000 by the late Ade Alakija.
They are based in the city of Ibadan in Oyo State in south – west Nigeria and are considered to be one of the leading aquaculture companies in West Africa.
They are Nigeria’s largest producer of Market Ready Catfish and Tilapia a leading service provider to the rapidly expanding Aquaculture Sector in the region.
As a Service Provider they support other aquaculture operations with:
• Technical Research & Support
• Bespoke Training Programs
• Equipment Procurement, Supply & Maintenance
• Fingerling Supply
• Juvenile Supply
They also operate a commercial Feed Mill and are the Sole Distributor in Nigeria for SKRETTING Fish Feed.
So, I was discussing with their Managing Director (Carl Alakija) also from a Lebanese origin given birth here in Nigeria on why he was increasingly expanding his cold storage facilities and he said Nigeria will fall into food scarcity very soon. I laughed over it, saying to myself “with all the produce that farmers have and people cannot afford to buy it…With all the Post-harvest losses, this will never happen. Yo! Carl is in his mid-twenties, what does he know about this industry sef?”
Later that evening, as I was discussing with my Wife, coincidentally she’s also in the Agribusiness industry. She confirmed the same, that we are already experiencing a scarcity of eggs and chicken.
What! I exclaimed; She further explained that some hatcheries have day-old chicks booked till November 2020 and this was in June; 5 months ahead with payment already made. See healthy cashflow …
How did Carl (Lebanese) know, see and project this and I couldn’t see it early. Carl is licking soup…Chai!
This was long before the government policy classifying importation of maize under non-valid for FX.
Open my eyes oh Lord! Let me lick some Soup too
This pandemic also brought some soup (Opportunities), we just need to open our eyes to see! Get your Bread ready…
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Engr. Adeyemi MOFIKOYA holds a B.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc (Control Engineering). He is a Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA), Certified Automation Engineer (CAE), Post-Graduate Diploma in Industrial Automation (PGDIA), a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE), a Registered Engineer (COREN), and Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administrators of Nigeria and also a Fellow of the Institute of Brand Management of Nigeria (FIBMN). He started his career with Lafarge Africa PLC where he gained wide experience in Manufacturing, Operations Management and Procurement. He also has few stints in the Oil & Gas industry as a Field Engineer. He later joined Vitafoam Nigeria PLC in 2010 as a Sales Engineer and was later transferred to Vitapur Nigeria Limited (a subsidiary) as one of her pioneer staff (Management Cadre) and then he rose to become the Head of Sales & Marketing in October 2011. Due to his excellent and outstanding performance, he was appointed as the General Manager of Vitapur Nigeria Limited in the Year 2016. He won the Prestigious Chairman’s merit award in the year 2015 as the best Management staff. With over 15years experience cutting across Manufacturing, Oil & Gas and Power generation organizations; he has built private companies in the Start-ups space not limited to Procurement, Construction, NGO, Engineering services and Agricultural products. He has attended various training both Local and International. He has also won various laurels. He is happily married and blessed with two lovely kids.