The Federal Authorities has authorized the employment of 30,000 graduates to be skilled on soil samples and to render extension companies to farmers.
The recruitment is a part of efforts to boost meals safety.
Government Secretary of the Nationwide Land Growth Company, Paul Ikonne, made the announcement on Monday.
Ikonne disclosed that the younger Nigerians would undergo a two-week intensive coaching.
NAN quoted him as saying to be employed could be graduates of agriculture or soil sciences.
The official mentioned the beneficiaries would get soil take a look at kits and soil assortment samples kits after the coaching.
Farmers requiring the companies of these skilled would pay as little as N500 per soil pattern collected.
“Over time, farmers do their regular factor; open the soil, put their maize or their wheat with out soil take a look at to establish the nutrient that the soil requires. Fertiliser sellers reap the benefits of that to promote every kind of fertilisers to farmers and on the finish of the day, the specified yield is not going to be achieved.
“We can’t obtain meals safety with out understanding our soil; with out getting our farmers to know what the soil requires. These ‘soil medical doctors’ will go to farmlands, meet the farmers and conduct soil checks earlier than the farming season begins to find out vitamins the soil requires and what sort of fertiliser the crops will want”, Ikonne added.
Nigerian govt to make use of 30,000 graduates