Sokoto Agricultural Development Programme, (SADP) has employed 93 extension workers and others while 300 others are to be recruited next year.
This is just as 43 staff of the programme have been promoted. SADP Project Manager,Abubakar Malami who disclosed this in a chat with journalists in Sokoto, said the moves were to boost the workforce for enhanced service delivery. The Manager added that they have a target of 1 extension worker to 400 farmers.
Malami explained that out of those promoted ,28 were senior staff and six junior staff. According to him,41 SADP staff had benefited from training and retraining programme under the present administration in the state while another batch of 50 would also undergo training before the end of this year.
He said SADP covers the 23 local government areas of Sokoto and stated their commitment towards provision of farm support services for the benefit of farmers across the state .