Global Approaches to Extension Practice: A Journal of Agricultural Extension

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Need For Privatization Of Agricultural Extension Services In Nigeria

BN Matanmi, GB Adesiji, DF Omokore


The Federal Government of Nigeria has in the past been involved in too many enterprises which should have been left for private ownership. In line with current world trends of less government but more market intervention, the Federal Government is now encouraging privatization. This paper discussed the need for privatization of Agricultural extension services in Nigeria. It examined the objectives of the Federal Government privatization and
commercialization programme, it examined the meaning and forms of privatization. The paper discussed three reasons why there is the need for privatization of Agricultural Extension Services in Nigeria and backed it with findings of two past studies on the need for privatization of extension services in Nigeria.

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