NALDA to Employ 30,000 Graduates

NALDA to Employ 30,000 Graduates

The recruitment will be a part of the National Young Farmers Scheme of the government.

The National Agricultural and Land Development Agency (NALDA) said it has been given approval by the federal government to employ 30,000 agricultural and other science graduates into the agency.

The Executive Secretary of NALDA, Paul Ikonne, announced this on Monday in Abuja while briefing journalists on the activities of the agency, that the recruitment is necessary to train graduates who will be in charge of soil sample collection and soil tests, and will also render extension services to farmers under the National Young Farmers Scheme that was launched by President Muhammadu Buhari in November 2020.

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Ikonne explained that; “We cannot achieve food security without understanding our soil, without getting our farmers to know what the soil requires. Based on that, Mr President has directed and given the approval, under the National Young Farmers Scheme to engage over 30,000 young Nigerians who are graduates and have a background in agriculture or sciences,”

He said the agency will train the graduates intensively for two weeks on soil sampling and soil testing after which the employees will be engaged full time.

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Ikonne said the process of employment which has commenced, will be done in collaboration with the Nigerian Institute of Soil Science, and state governments.

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