Month: November 2016

NIFAAS Holds Its 2016 AGM in Zaria

The Forum has seized the opportunity of the Workshop on the New Extensionist and Professionalization of RAS to hold its Annual General Meeting. It is noteworthy that the AGM had earlier been slated for December 2016, but the administrative executives decided just before the workshop that it would not be wise to ask members to converge from all over the country in less than a month after the training so as to hold the AGM. Hence, the Forum had the AGM on the third day of the workshop (4 November...

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NIFAAS will Revolutionize Nigeria’s Agricultural Advisory Service Provision– NAERLS Director

The new Executive Director of the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS), Prof M.K. Othman has congratulated the Board of Trustees, Administrative Executives and all other members of NIFAAS on the success of the Workshop on the New Extensionist and Professionalization of RAS in Nigeria, which was held on 2 to 4 November 2016 at NAERLS Conference Centre, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He observed that NIFAAS has brought to the table a new lease for extension service delivery in the country. “NIFAAS is going to make the work of NAERLS easy, as it is creating a common...

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Nigeria’s Extension Professionals are Highly Organized–Ms Ngwenya

The GFRAS facilitator at the Workshop on the New Extensionist and Professionalization of RAS in Nigeria, Ms Hlamalani Ngwenya, expressed her satisfaction with the nation’s umbrella body for all agricultural advisory providers, NIFAAS and stated that it is highly organized. She made this observation while answering questions from members of the Press who were at the Workshop Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 2nd November 2016. Ms Ngwenya, who was renamed ‘Olamidele’ (a Yoruba name roughly translated ‘my wealth would follow me home’) by NIFAAS during the training, facilitated most of the discussion throughout with excitement. It is noteworthy that, the...

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NIFAAS Holds Workshop on the New Extensionist and Professionalization of Rural Advisory Services

The much advertised Workshop on the New Extensionist and Professionalization of Rural Advisory Services (RAS) was held between 2nd and 4th November 2016 at the NAERLS Conference Hall, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The workshop was the product of a collaboration between the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS), the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) and the Nigerian Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (NIFAAS). It drew participation from all sections of the Nigerian agricultural extension and advisory services sector. The three day programme was highly commended by the participants, as well as members of the press. The...

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Update on the GFRAS/AFAAS/NIFAAS Workshop

The GFRAS/AFAAS/NIFAAS Workshop on the New Extensionist and Professionalization of Rural Advisory Services in Nigeria kicked off today 2nd November 2016 with a bang at the NAERLS Conference Hall, ABU Zaria! The workshop was declared opened through a ceremony witnessed by dignitaries in the Nigerian agricultural extension sector, as well as members of the press. Thereafter, the training began proper. Ms Hlamalani Ngwenya, the facilitator from GFRAS, was immediately renamed Olamidele by the participants, and she loved the new Nigerian name....

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