Agriculture: Katsina Govt To Recruit 300 Extension Workers


Katsina Government will strengthen staff strength of the two recently created new ministries and to recruit 300 extension workers to enhance the capacity of the state farmers.

A statement by the Chief Press to the governor, Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed named the two ministries as :- Ministry of Internal Security and Ministry of Higher, Vocational, and Technical Education.

Mohammed Kaula said Governor Dikko Umaru Radda, while speaking at a special dinner to commemorate his 100 days in office also unveiled the comprehensive report of the ‘Harmonization Committee for the Review of the Development Blueprint of Katsina State at the dinner.

Dikko Radda said “I wish to use this occasion to inform you all that the recently-created Ministry for Higher, Vocational and Technical Education and that of Internal Security would attract  staff from within the existing workforce in the State civil service. Again, we shall also employ additional ones to bridge the vacancy gaps in the two new Ministries.”

The governor further disclosed that, “Also, our government will increase the number of extension workers in Katsina to over 300. This is in realization of the importance of farming to the growth of the State’s economy.

 “Again, the Katsina State  Development Management Board, Assets Management Agency and Katsina Irrigation Authority, among other functional government parastatals in the State, will be saddled with the responsibility of providing extension services to our farmers,”  Governor Radda said. 

The governor emphasized that,

his administration had succeeded in coming up with impactful socio-economic and administrative reforms, within the last 100 days.

This, the Governor said, made it possible for the merger of some government Agencies to create new Ministries, alongside with other parastatals for effective service delivery to the people of the State.

Governor Dikko Umaru Radda explained that, part of the reforms

introduced by his Government includes:- introduction of competency examination and test for Permanent Secretaries in the State’s civil service; and passing relevant laws that ensure public officers are posted to government agencies where their services are needed.

“That is why we recently conducted a staff audit to ascertain the educational background of all categories of Katsina civil servants, and their areas of specialization for appropriate placement,” Governor Dikko Umaru Radda reiterated.

Culled from New Nigerian Newspapers 

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