To provide a world-class research, training and science-based regulatory Service for the quality assurance of agricultural products through a strict and consistent enforcement of sanitary and phytosanitary measures for plants, animals and aquatic resources health; thereby promoting food safety, sustainable agriculture and economic development.
To be Nigeria’s lead regulatory agency and first line of defense for the prevention of the entry and spread of exotic pests and diseases of all agricultural products associated with international trade and migration.
NAQS Establishment Act 2018
This Act establishes the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service for the purpose of preventing the entry, establishment, and spread of foreign pests and diseases of plant, animal, and aquatic resources into…
MDA Compliance with EO1 by PEBEC
The MDAs that show the highest level of compliance are: OGFZA (94%), FMOFA (91%), NAQS (82%), NERC (81%) and NIS (80%).
Successful MDAs have implemented critical reforms in three areas that have enabled them to streamline their processes and comply with the EO1: automation, transparency, communication, monitoring and evaluation systems.
NAQS is a regulatory agency under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. It was created for the harmonization of Plants, Veterinary and Aquatic resources (fisheries) Quarantine in Nigeria to promote and regulate sanitary (animal and fisheries health) and phytosanitary >>
Public Service Announcement !!!
This is to inform members of the public and exporters of agricultural commodities that all payments for NAQS services are cashless. Payment for other services tangential to cargo clearance which is rendered by an accredited vendor is subject to the terms set by the service provider. All users should be guided accordingly.
NAQS MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS AND STRATEGIES UNIT
Some Export Commodities
Cashew (Anacardium occidentale)
Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa)
Yam (Dioscorea spp)
Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan)
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum)
Sesame (Sesame indicum)
Our Latest News
Mycotoxins are the most underprioritized, high-risk, and diffuse threat to public health and food and nutrition security in Nigeria today....Read More
The Director General, Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), Dr. Vincent Isegbe, has said that Mycotoxin remained the most under-prioritised, high-risk...Read More