We’re striving to end EU ban on Nigerian Beans, says NAQS
Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has said that plans are underway to make Nigerian beans acceptable to the European Union (EU) markets again.
Ex-Judge, NGO sue NAFDAC, others over alleged importation of banned chemical
A retired judge of the Osun State High Court, Justice Olamide Oloyede and Virtues Unlimited Restorative Justice Initiative (VURJI) have sued the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and eight others at the Federal High Court, Lagos, over importation of a banned chemical, methyl bromide, into the country.
Foodstuff dealers protest, threaten strike over alleged extortion by NAQS officials
Members of the Foodstuff Dealers Association of Nigeria (FSDAN) have petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and others, threatening a nationwide...
NAQS woos EU to remove ban on export of dried beans
The Nigeria Agriculture Quarantine Agency (NAQS), has appealed to the European Union (EU), to remove the ban placed on exportation of dried beans since June 2015.
Quarantine service releases revised guidelines for agro-export in Nigeria
To reduce rejection of the country’s produce in the international market, the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), has provided revised guidelines for exporters of the commodities. Spokesman for NAQS, Dr Chigozie Nwodo, in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, that Nigerian agro-commodities are rejected abroad, because exporters were not following the guidelines, and…
Agric infrastructure needs N50bn annually, says NAQS
An annual investment of N50 billion over the next five years is needed to scale up plant health infrastructure to meet the demand for food and export in the country, the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has said. The agency said Nigeria’s population is projected to reach 236 million people by 2030 and 410 million…
NAFDAC, NAQS disagree on use of Methyl bromide
The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has disagreed with the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) over the ban on the phytosanitary use of Methyl bromide. NAFDAC had issued a public warning on the phasing out of the agro-chemical Methly bromide, but NAQS countered that the use Methyl bromide is allowed for…
How to cultivate, export roses for sustainable income
In time past, ahead of the yearly St. Valentine’s Day celebration, an estimated one million roses were exported from Nigeria to other countries by February 10, with a total of $1m accruing to farmers and exporters, The Guardian learnt. But that is no more, as the country now relies solely on importation of the commodity…
Red alert as foot and mouth disease breaks out in South Africa
Following the outbreak of Food and Mouth Disease in South Africa, the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has placed its officers on red alert to avoid its spread into Nigeria. A statement by the agency implored officers of the NAQS at all ports of entry to watch out for live cloven-hooved animals and associated raw…