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Animal Quarantine

The veterinary arm of NAQS performs the following quarantine services: Health Inspection of export and import of live animals including dogs, cattle, cats, horses, sheep, goats, parent stock and pet birds  >>

Plant Quarantine

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  >>

Aquatic Resources Quarantine

The department is mandated to supervise, regulates and control import and export of aquatic resources through quality assessment and certification.
Ensure sanitary inspection of  >>

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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…

Requirements For

Import & Export

Importing countries of the world needs permit containing a statement of conditions
to be met before importation is allowed…

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.

Our Mandate

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.

Some Export Commodities

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Cashew (Anacardium occidentale)

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Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa)

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Yam (Dioscorea spp)

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Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan)

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Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum)

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Sesame (Sesame indicum)

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