By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh
From Information Communication Technology (ICT) for which he was trained and established in the 2015/2016 STEP Cycle, Dennis Olori, unable to find fulfilment in it, migrated to Fish Production and Poultry. As the CEO of Dennis Olori Farm in Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area where he hails from, his passion for success is unparalleled. Hear him,
“After establishment, business was not moving. Instead of killing the vision of the Governor to make me a wealth and job creator, I changed my skill.
“First, I ventured into poultry. I sold my laptop, generator and printer and used the money to buy 100 broilers. My family gave me a private land to use. After four months, I sold my birds at Christmas and made three times what I invested. Since poultry is seasonal, I expanded into fish production which runs all year round.
“I began with a tarpaulin fish tank; I now have eight. The interesting part of his story is that he was his own trainer through online research and personal experience.”
Surprisingly, Dennis has a hatchery where he produces thousands of fries, fingerlings, post-fingerlings and juveniles for sale to other fish farmers and individuals in his community and environs. As at the time this visit, Dennis had 60,000 fingerlings and juveniles for sale and 15,000 fish of various sizes which he was training to table size. From the proceeds of the business, he has acquired a land to be used as his second farm and a minivan to facilitate movement.