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“The first thing you have to decide before you start is are you an entrepreneur or are you a 9 to 5 person?” – Rotimi Williams Speaks on Aim Higher Africa Ignite Series



According to recent statistics, Nigerians consume more than 5 million metric tonnes of rice every year, with a significant portion of its consumption needing to be sourced from imports. Following the crash of global oil prices and its resultant recessionary effect, Rotimi Williams, an ambitious entrepreneur and rice farmer, is on a quest to change that.

Williams, a former journalist, is the owner of Kereksuk Rice Farm, the second largest commercial rice farm in Nigeria by a land size. His farm, which is situated in Nasarawa state in northern Nigeria, currently sits on 45,000 hectares and employs more than 600 natives of Nasarawa. But what was the light bulb moment that made Williams decide to give up on the 9 to 5 life and embark on a journey filled with so many disappointments?

Watch his story below!


  1. Seriously

    April 4, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I mean majority of us don’t really want to do 9 to 5 if we have our way. But we gotta do what we gots to do. Even the doctor wishes to have his own clinic.
    Basically, we all want to be our own bosses.

  2. Nne

    April 4, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks for sharing. More grease to your elbows Rotimi.

    • Dee

      April 5, 2017 at 9:44 am

      And grease also to the elbows of his connections in high places that allowed him to get to where he is with much more ease than he cares to admit.

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