Why this Nigerian Chose Rural Farming over a Suit & Tie

March 2, 2018
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March 2, 2018 springboard

Why this Nigerian Chose Rural Farming over a Suit & Tie

In 2007, when Lawrence Alaba Afere graduated from university, he shocked his family with the news that he was not going to use his business management degree to land a high-paying job in the big city. Instead, he wanted to pursue social entrepreneurship in agriculture in his hometown Akure, a low-income community in southwest Nigeria.

“It was a difficult decision because my parents and siblings were not happy that I was returning home. They expected I’d get a job in the city and then be able to help them as well.”

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