FG Appoints Dr. Godwin Audu as Acting Comptroller of Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service


FG Appoints Dr. Godwin Audu as Acting Comptroller of Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine
Dr. Godwin Audu

The New Acting Comptroller General, Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NQS), Dr. Godwin Audu says the service will enforce policies that will make export of agricultural produce easier for Exporters.


He stated this at the handover ceremony by the Agency’s pioneer Comptroller, Dr. Vincent Isegbe at the expiration of his tenure in accordance with the NAQS Establishment Act.


Dr Audu promised to implement ease of doing business in line with the Presidential Enabling Environment Council effort within the export environment.


He noted that NAQS is committed to enhancing the export environment by expediting inspection and certification services, streamlining application processes, and automating quarantine procedures.


These efforts aim to significantly make life easier for agro-exporters and reduce the processing time for agricultural export documentation.


Dr Audu said the agency will optimize operation at interstate control stations to minimize delays in the haulage of agro commodities.


He also spoke on collaborative efforts with stakeholders to address and eliminate illegal operators causing bottlenecks on Federal highways.

NAQS is a regulatory agency under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. 

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(plant health) measures in connection with the import and export of agricultural products with a view to minimizing the risk to agricultural economy, food safety and the environment.

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