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Mandate, Mission and Vision


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


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.