By Albert Akota
Sixty-eight Corps members are among the two hundred and sixty-nine pioneer graduates of a mass training of Soil Doctors and Extension Services Workers in the country.
The training was conducted by the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) in collaboration with the Borno State Government as part of the thousands planned for the entire country.
The inclusion of the Corps members is part of the outcomes of an ongoing partnership between NYSC and NALDA aimed at ensuring success of the effort of the scheme to reinvigorate its agricultural programme.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony which took place at the Government House, Maiduguri, the Executive Secretary of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, said President Muhammadu Buhari was passionate about the quality of food production, and had mandated his agency to make sure the country’s soil yielded maximum output and enable farmers to earn higher returns on investment.