…Mama Diaspora Plans To Re-Orientate The Fulanis
Amina Temitope Ajayi (aka Mama Diaspora) has been appointed as Brand Ambassador in Karu Local Government, Nasarawa State by Kautal Hore socio-cultural association Miyetti Allah.
In her acceptance speech following her investiture as Miyetti Allah’s Brand Ambassador at the association’s National headquarters Mama Diaspora unveiled a robust plan to train Fulani pastoralists on modern ranching, modeled after the US.
Mama Diaspora explained that the first set of trainers and teachers for the Miyetti Allah train-the-trainers Cattle Ranch Academy would be traveling to California, USA, in early 2022.
“The primary objective is to expose them to modern and sophisticated techniques in cattle husbandry, dairy abattoir and cattle field grazing.
“Our company Silicon Valley Nigeria Economic Development (SV-NED Inc) has concluded all arrangements with our partners in California, USA,”
“However, before the end of 2021, my office, under the supervision of the Miyetti Allah National President, will organise a local training programme in Nigeria to screen and recruit the first set of trainers and teachers going to Silicon Valley, California, for the overseas training”. She said.
Mama Diaspora also disclosed that the second element of her plan was to build one million low-cost houses for the one million Fulani herdsmen attached to their farm settlement.
She said that her company had partnered with the Federal Mortgage Bank on the housing scheme, adding that the scheme would change the face of the cattle breeding business and align it with international best practices.
Who Is Mama Diaspora
Amina Temitope Ajayi is a US-based Nigerian business consultant who is an accountant by training, a social entrepreneur, and an ardent community activist.
She was the former President of the All Nigerian American Congress (ANAC). Her efforts and continued advocacy on the Nigerian Diaspora issues have earned her in the media as “Mama Diaspora”. Chief Ajayi is well known for promoting women empowerment and poverty eradication in Africa through Agri-business.
Through the Arkansas-Nigeria investment forum and other bilateral economic forums in the US, Chief Ajayi’s tenacity and genuineness have been very instrumental in convincing and attracting a lot of key investors in the agri-business from the US to Nigeria.
Mama Diaspora is the Founder/CEO of the Nigerian American Agricultural Empowerment Program (NAAEP), which engages in the Agricultural empowerment of farmers, women, and young Adults in Nigeria in order to increase foods sufficiency and sustainable employment for women and youths in the agricultural sector.
NAAEP has been a grassroots organization that trains and empowers farmers in the mechanized farming system while facilitating business loans, accessibility to farm implements, and the harvesting and marketing of their end product both locally and internationally. In 2010, mama diaspora called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to reduce the interest rates on loans to farmers in order to boost the agricultural sector and to alleviate poverty in the country.
Chief Temitope Ajayi is an Ambassador of Goodwill for the State of Arkansas and Maryland, USA. Chief Ms. Ajayi was a distinguished delegate at the past 2014 Nigeria’s National Conference where she represented the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) in Nigeria and served in the Confab’s Committee on Agriculture. Mama Diaspora believes “Women are the engine of the private sector, women run the economy of any nation – because they are more into commerce than their male counterpart, the power of any currency is in their ability to meet the demand and supply”