In the quest to make sure elevated food and job supplies to meet demand of the fast-growing Nigerian economic system, the Federal Government, in collaboration with Ogun State Government, has organised a training programme for Agricultural Extension Agents on best global practices and efficient work delivery.
Talking on the opening ceremony of the four-day training held at the Ogun State Agricultural Development Programme, (OGADEP) office, Abeokuta, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alh. Muhammed Nanono, expressed optimism that it would enhance extension supply and assist obtain ample agricultural manufacturing as it is going to help build capability of youths and existing practitioners.
Nanono, represented by the State Coordinator, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Improvement, Engr. Ganiyu Oseni, stated the coaching was being performed throughout the 36 states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, lamenting that extension system, which began in Nigeria about 120 years in the past, has declined, on account of decreased funding, coverage adjustments, decreased man-power and lack of curiosity of younger individuals in agricultural entrepreneurship. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina, described the programme as a step in the best path, saying it will allow farmers get consultancy providers freed from cost from the extension staff.