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.