The news of disengagement of NPower volunteers has been the subject of discussion by various groups and media bodies but the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has maintained that it is in talks with MDAs, CBN and other private organisations to gainfully engage exiting volunteers to harness their potentials.
One of those break through is the inauguration of technical committee to revitalise agricultural extension services in Nigeria. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono has inaugurated the technical committee on the revitalization of extension services workers, stating that agricultural development in Nigeria requires an integrated approach to revive extension advisory services.
The Minister noted that the Programme would stimulate technology adoption and embed Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) towards improving food requirements and industrial expectations.
The Minister further said the committee would assist the Ministry in developing a workable framework and actionable Programme for the training of 75,000 extension workers in collaboration with States’ Agricultural Development Projects (ADPs).
This project has since been implemented with the selection of NPower volunteers for the trial phase of the project, where volunteers were trained on how to identify and collect the data of farmers and their farms.
The project has gone further to onboard 75000 volunteers and have asked successful volunteers to log on to their website via this link https://npagro.fmardpace.ng to complete their profile, upload their passport and generate their unique ID number.
After the process above, successful volunteers are to await further instruction.