FG to Train 100,000 New Agriculture Extension Workers – Femi Adesina

 

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“The National Assembly has approved a loan for the financing of the program..."

Federal government has announced its plan to train 100,000 new extension workers in the agricultural sector. This was contained in the Buhari administration score card released by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity on Friday, 28th May in commemoration of Buhari’s 6 years in office on 29th May, 2021.

The Score card captioned: “BUHARI ADMINISTRATION AT 6: COUNTING THE BLESSINGS ONE BY ONE”, enumerated  the government’s achievements in almost all the sectors of governance and economy. 

On agriculture, the government stated that Anchor Borrower Program, ABP of the Central Bank of Nigeria has provided over 300 billion Naira loan to more than 3.1 million smallholder farmers. Presidential Fertilizer Initiative, PFI has produced a total of 30 million 50kg of NPK 20:10:10 from 2016 to 2020.

“The Anchor Borrower Programme (ABP) of Central Bank of Nigeria, launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 17, 2015, has made more than 300 billion Naira to more than 3.1 million smallholder farmers of 21 different commodities (Rice, Wheat, Maize, Cotton, Cassava, Poultry, Soy Beans, Groundnut, Fish), cultivating over 3.8 million hectares of farmland.”

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According to the statement, 100,000 new extension workers will be trained by the Green Imperative, a Nigeria-Brazil Agricultural Mechanization Program, which is aimed at boosting agricultural production in Nigeria. Although he didn’t state when the program will commence, he said National Assembly has approved a loan to finance the program. 

“The National Assembly has approved a loan for the financing of the program, which will involve the development of 632 privately-operated primary production (mechanisation) Service Centres and 142 Agro processing (value addition) service centres across the 774 LGAs, and the reactivation of 6 privately owned partially-operational or moribund tractor assembly plants nationwide. It will also train 100,000 new extension workers”, the statement reads. 

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2 Comments

  1. Good job done sir, May God continue to bless our country Nigerian through our president. Sir , what is the position of the Extension workers trained as Enumerators after enumeration?

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  2. Liers.
    Npower people are one example.

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