A businessman and founder of Chife Farms, Dr. Aloy Chife has explained why he ditched Nigeria to set up his farm business in Ghana.
Dr. Chife had in a tweet on his verified and official handle on the 24th of April, 2019 announced the ongoing construction of a road which leads to his farm.
We built a 1.7 klm road to cconnect the Chife Farms, Aburi, Ghana 🇬🇭
Today we’re tarring it.
All the heavy machinery have arrived and ready to go pic.twitter.com/zaSytaTmNV
— Dr Aloy Chife (@ChifeDr) April 24, 2019
His tweets, led to questions from Nigerians on why Ghana was his preferred destination instead of Nigeria.
The businessman in a series of tweets following the backlash that followed his announcements of the construction of a road leading to his farm in Ghana, said Nigeria is very unsafe.
He said, “When I decided to return to Africa, my plan was to settle in my village Estate and invest in large scale commercial farming. Buy a Cessna for local travels and land it on my beach. But the Nigerian Govt cannot meet its most fundamental obligation: Security. So, I’m in Ghana”.
“April 2018 (during my mom’s funeral): Gunmen kidnapped the white foreman building the Anam-Nzam-Kogi-Abuja road killing two mobile policemen. The security forces refused to enter the forest where they kept him and left the rescue to our local vigilante.”
“December 2018: Gunmen kidnapped two Catholic priests at the Umueze Anam bridgehead. December 2018: Fulani herdsmen hacked a farmer and his wife. Village kills 3. The herdsmen brought their cattle to seek shelter in my Estate and were protected”.
April 2018 (during my mom’s funeral): Gunmen kidnapped the white foreman building the Anam-Nzam-Kogi-Abuja road killing two mobile policemen. The security forces refused to enter the forest where they kept him and left the rescue to our local vigilante https://t.co/0ihl34g3Xk
— Dr Aloy Chife (@ChifeDr) April 26, 2019
“Nigeria is very unsafe. Let’s not play the Ostrich or talk about risk parameters as if it were some textbook concept. (BTW- Coscharis farms rice at Anaku, a kindred community of Anam. He’s lucky. Cows don’t eat rice”.
Another businessman who tweeted under Dr. Chife’s tweets, Gossy Ukanwoke, the founder of Beni American University shared how he had to abandon the proposed site for his private university due to insecurity.
He said, “I have talked about how I abandoned the first proposed site for my University in Benue State with hundreds of millions already invested because of Herdsmen. They started killing villagers. Imagine I stayed on, they will be killing our students next”.