Buhari Approves Recruitment of 30,000 Graduates as Agric Extension Officers Under NALDA

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The 30,000 graduates will be trained for two weeks on collection of soil sample, soil test and other agric extension services. 

The federal government has approved recruitment of 30,000 graduates for agriculture extension services.  The graduates are to be recruited under National Youth Farmers Scheme launched by the President to be supervised by National Agricultural and Land Development Agency. 

This was disclosed on Monday, 25th January, 2021 by the Executive Secretary of the Agency, Paul Ikonne. According to him, the 30,000 graduates will be trained for two weeks on collection of soil sample, soil test and other agric extension services. 

He said farmers will pay for the services, which will be N500 for soil sample collected and analyzed.


What You Need To Know  

The National Young  Farmers Scheme, otherwise known as Buhari Young Farmers was launched last year and many applicants had applied for the program which intended to engage 1000 young farmers from each of the 774 LGAs. 

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Last week, both the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Social Development and Disaster Management, Sadiya Faruq stated that 30,000 out of the Npower Batches A and B have been engaged as geospatial experts and enumerators. And that the federal government is working on giving some of the exited beneficiaries permanent jobs. 

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