NIGERIA AGRICULTURAL QUARANTINE SERVICE

LABORATORY

This department coordinates the activities of all NAQS laboratories located at the post-entry station and pre-entry stations of the plant, veterinary and fisheries quarantine units. It arranges for the procurement and supply of laboratory equipment, reagents and upgrading of existing facilities.
The major NAQS diagnostic laboratories and SPS facilities are located at Ibadan (Moor Plantation), Lagos (Ikeja, Ibafo and Victoria Island), Kano (Airport Road, Ungogo), Port-Harcourt (Rumu - Dumanya, Federal Secretariat) and Maiduguri (Ngomari).


Laboratory Management Unit participated in the Training workshop organized by UNIDO on basic ISO/ IEC 17025 FOR TESTING AND CALIBRATION LABORATORIES which held from October, 2015 to January, 2016 in Abuja, Lagos, Ilorin, Kaduna and PH at different times (sample Picture for Abuja training center held from 5th - 9th October, 2015 attached).

Laboratory Management Unitis currently participating in the advanced training organized by UNIDO on ISO/IEC 17025 FOR TESTING AND CALIBRATION LABORATORIES scheduled to hold from February to April, 2016 in Abuja, Lagos, Ilorin, Kaduna and Port-Harcourt at different times (sample Picture for Abuja training held from 7th -11th March, 2016 attached).

NAQS ensures that our agricultural exports meet with international standards in line with International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Office International des Epizootics (OIE) representing the World Organization for Animal Health, WTO/Sanitary and International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) and SPS conditions of the importing countries. Its operations are guided by the enabling legislation enacted by the National Assembly and SPS regulations and schedules

Currently carrying out Proficiency Testing (PT) on Maize under the FAO-Texas A&M Aflatoxin Proficiency Testing and Control Programme (started in March, 2016)

Currently carrying out a Survey analysis and sampling of Primary Agricultural Commodities in Nigeria (started November, 2015)

Member of Biosafety Management Committee on the review of application for release of Genetically modified (GM) cotton MON 15985 confined field trials; and GM Maize: MON 89034 x nk603 and nk603 into Nigerian agricultural environment (started February, 2016)

REPORT ON THE ANALYSIS FOR AFLATOXIN:
Maize grain sample containing naturally occurring aflatoxin prepared by the Office of the Texas State Chemist at Texas A&M AgriLife Research under FAO-Texas A&M Aflatoxin Proficiency Test and Control in Africa (APTECA) program was received in March, 2016... Read more

REPORT ON VISIT TO OKLANBEST FACILITY LOCATED AT NIGERIA TOBACCO COMPANY COMPOUND, OKE-BOLA ON THE 10TH OF MARCH 2016:
PREAMBLE
Sequel to the restriction place on export of some agricultural commodities to Europe by the European Union and subsequent re-shipment of beans exported ...Read more


NIGERIA ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS - COMMUNIQUE 08-09 JUNE 2015 ABUJA, NIGERIA: The Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) is a flagship program of CAADP at the African Union Commission. Nigeria has been selected as the six focus country of PACA using multi-criteria based pilot country selection process that was carried out in consultation with RECs and other stakeholders in 2014... Read more