The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) disclosed on Saturday, the training of NYSC members on mechanized farming under the 2020 Back-to-Farm initiative for the aim of increasing food production and job creation.
Before now, the President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan, had hailed Federal Government’s National Agricultural Land Development Authority NALDA, a back-to-farm initiative towards boosting food production and job creation for young Nigerians
This was made known by the Executive Secretary, NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, during a virtual meeting with the Director-General, NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, and management.
The partnership will be of enormous benefit to NYSC members who most at times end up in the labour market waiting for white-collar jobs, but with the Back-To-Farm initiative basically designed for Nigerian youth, it would add value to their lives and secure their future as entrepreneurs along various value chains in the agricultural sector and contribute to the growth and development of the economy.
NALDA has designed a programmed called the “Back-to-Farm” which intended to in-cooperate NYSC members having great numbers among the Nigerian youth and since about 350,000 corps are mobilized annually, which they would be actively engaged in agricultural training and incentives
The NYSC DG applaud the FG for the initiative and for partnering with NYSC through NALDA.
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Ikonne also expressed the NALDA is ready to partner with NYSC to train corps members on new farming techniques with value chain benefits that would make them self-employed, increase produce food for the country, create wealth for themselves and also be an employer of labour.
He described NYSC as a platform to harness skills of young Nigerians and graduates towards achieving self-employment and national development.
He said: “This is part of the agency’s mandate towards the implementation of the Federal Government’s agenda to ensure food sufficiency and diversify the nation’s economy.”
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“The programme would enable Corps Members to engage in profitable mechanized farming.”
The NALDA boss also added that NYSC Farms across the country could be used as training ground for corps members once the intiative begins.
So get ready for the 2020 NALDA Back-to-Farm Recruitment for Nigerians corps members inclusive as we will inform you when the back to farm recruitment portal will be open or if they will make use of the www.nalda.ng recruitment portal for it