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Kogi To Engage 1000 Extension Workers For Cassava Production

Kogi State Government has announced its plan to engage over 1000 extension workers in its efforts to increase cassava production in the country.

TheStte Commissioner for Agriculture, Timothy Ojoma, made this known to the public, during the inauguration of the State Executive Council on the Cassava Cottage Processing Marketing ssociation (CACOPMAN), in Lokoja, the state capital.

Ojoma said that the move is to ensure that extension workers have up-to-date information on cassava adding that the state government would provide 80% of the work by bringing in tractors, improve stems, chemicals, fertilizers and cleaning the land.

”We have already mapped out about 48 areas in the three senatorial districts of the state for provthis purpose. We are also providing extension services by engaging over 1000 extension workers to ensure that our farmers have up-to-date information on the cassava. We are also interveining in rice nd maize production,” the commissioner declared.


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