The National Directorate of Employment (NDE), as a deliberate federal government effort to stimulate the rural economy, launched the 2021 Agricultural Extension Training for 50 unemployed people from REP, the agency’s department for promoting rural employment in the state of Niger.
Announcing the training yesterday, Malam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo, Director General of the Directorate, said the federal government is prioritizing agriculture in the country and informed training with the potential for job creation in 25 local government State sectors.
He explained that the program is a social intervention strategy to increase food production, improve agricultural practices, reduce rural-urban migration by graduates and create agricultural extension offices for a stimulated rural economy.
Represented by the state coordinator, Alhaji Abdulmalik Liman, the director-general urged beneficiaries to engage in training and assured them of windows into the NDE after training.
A resource named Blessing Uvah from the agency’s headquarters advised attendees to take advantage of the opportunity to be part of the logical implementation of the program.
He told the trainees that the purpose of the training is to equip them with the knowledge they need to become self-reliant.
Further, we are closely monitoring the NDE Recruitment Portal which will be updated as soon as the online recruitment application form arrives.