Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service

Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) is a regulatory agency under Federal Ministry of Agriculture And Water Resources, was created for the harmonization of plant, veterinary and aquatic resources (fisheries) quarantine in Nigeria to promote and regulate sanitary (animal and fisheries health) and phytosanitary connection with the import and export of agricultural with a view to minimizing the risk to agricultural economy, food safety and the environment.
The main objective of NAQS is to prevent the introduction, establishment and spread of anima and zoonotic diseases as well as pests of plants and fisheries including their products. NAQS also undertakes emergency protocol to control or manage new pest incursion or disease outbreak in collaboration with key stakeholders.
NAQS ensures that our agricultural exports meet international standards in line with International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). Its operations are guided by the enabling legislation enacted by the National Assembly and SPS regulations and schedules.

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