Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service
As a regulatory Agency, the main Objective of the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service is to prevent the introduction, establishment and spread of exotic pests and diseases of all agricultural products in the international trade. In a similar vein, NAQS sets out to provide an effective Science - based regulatory service for quality assurances of agricultural products through consistent enforcement of sanitary and phytosanitary measures for promoting a secured and sustainable agricultural and economic development. NAQS is structured into three professional Departments of Plant, Animal and Aquatic Resources quarantine, with three supporting Departments of Collaboration, Planning and Partnerships; laboratory Management and Administration and Finance working harmoniously and relentlessly to achieve stated objectives. NAQS targets at the Development of a team work spirit among its staff by creating a more friendly working environment -cohesive and rancor free, focused, hardworking but adhering to professionalism -all with a view to becoming "A Lead Agency" which hopefully will be actualized with anticipated improved budgetary allocation from government and funding from local and International donor Agencies.