FG completes training of 774 N-Power extension workers

FG completes training of 774 N-Power extension workers

About 774 extension workers have completed the Federal Government training in the use of modern technologies in delivering extension services in the agricultural sector of the economy under its N-Power programme.

This was stated in a report the programme by the Director-General, National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services, Prof. Mohammed Othman.

He said the trainees were drawn from all the local government areas in the country.

According to him, the exercise, which is part of the Federal Government’s Agricultural Development Plan being executed by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, resulted in the training of 774 extension personnel to work as master trainers for the 30,000 youths engaged under the N-Power Agro Programme?

“Many of the participants are optimistic that the N-Power programme will not only create employment opportunities, but also prepare Nigeria for international outsourcing where young Nigerians can export their products and attract foreign investments that will eventually sustain the economy.

“This is because the training was not only about building the capacity of unemployed graduates for employment as agricultural extension support service providers, but also about empowering senior extension personnel with new effective extension methodologies to enable them to train 100,000 unemployed graduates for agricultural extension service delivery.”

 source: dailypost