Edo ADP to train 711 N-Power extension workers
The Edo Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) says it has concluded arrangement to train 711 Federal Government’s N-Power extension workers deployed to the state.
Mr Peter Aikhuomobhogbe, the ADP Programme Manager, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Sunday that the training was necessary because most of the extension workers were not agriculture professionals
Aikhuomobhogbe said that only 82 of the 711 extension workers deployed for the programme were professionals, while the rest had other educational backgrounds.
“So, we need to train them for one or two months, so that they will be able to deliver proper agricultural services to farmers.
“Training is a continuous thing in ADP, but we are going to embark on a rigorous one for the new extension workers, so that they can fit into the programme,” he said.
The programme manager expressed happiness over the number of workers deployed for the programme in the state, noting that before now there were only 35 extension workers in the state.
Aikhuomobhogbe added that the ADP was making efforts to identify new areas in the sector that would create jobs for the teeming youth population in the state.