Our V i s i o n

To be the lead regulatory agency responsible for the prevention of introduction and or spread of exotic pests and diseases of all agricultural products in international trade.


Our M i s s i o n

To provide an effective science based regulatory service for the quality assurance of agricultural products through a consistent enforcement of sanitary and phytosanitary measures for plants, animal and aquatic resources health, thereby promoting food safety, a secured and sustainable agricultural and economic development

Head of Department

Obaje John Abah
Director, Plant Quarantine Dept
IPPC/ NPPO contact point of Nigeria
Tel: +234 8035059047
e-mail: john.obaje@naqs.gov.ng
edwardsonobj2009@yahoo.com

Plant Department

The Plant Department of Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service protects the cultivated crops and the natural flora from destructive foreign plant pests. It also ensures that our agricultural exports meets international standard set by IPPC and WTO/SPS Agreement and specific phytosanitary requirements of countries importing plants, plant products and other regulated articles from Nigeria.
To achieve the above objectives, the following functions are performed: Issuance of import permits for:
- Plant products
- Soil
- Bio-control agents and other regulated articles (e.g solid wood packaging material)
Inspection, treatment (where necessary or mandatory) and certification of plant germplasm, commercial seeds, ornamentals, plants and their products (e.g grains, tubers, rubber crumbs, and cassava derivatives) for export by the issuance of phyto-sanitary certificate. Inspection of crops during active growth in the field, plant products in warehouses and storage facilities prior to certification.
Pest specialist at the post-entry station provide scientific back-up to the frontline quarantine inspectors at the entry/exit points and coordinate dliberations on draft International Standards of phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) for in-country consultation.
Conduct pest surveillance to monitor the presence and spread of plant pests.

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