NAQS To Address EU Agro-export Rejection

2024-02-10 07:14:24


The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) said that efforts were being made to adhere to the European Union (EU) requirements for exportation of agricultural products.

The acting comptroller-general of NAQS, Dr Godwin Audu stated that the development would avert imminent rejection of Nigerian products to EU countries.

NAQS in a statement by its head, media communications and strategies, Akanji Joshua, said that the CG also announced the promotion of over 100 officers to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Quarantine I (ASQ I), as part of its efforts to boost the morale of its workers.

According to him, Audu noted that henceforth, human capital development would be a priority for the agency as he called on the staff to rededicate themselves to the task of repositioning the agency to better serve the diverse stakeholders.

He stated that adherence to the act establishing the agency and also being conversant with international standards would go a long way in promoting the ease of doing business.

He reminded the staff of his administration's open door policy, which would give room for innovative ideas, while stressing that the development would contribute to growing the agency.

The NAQS boss also promised to look into the challenges from different zones on the state of infrastructure and operational tools in order to ease their working condition.

He stressed the importance of fostering stronger relationships with sister bodies and stakeholders, and urged zonal and station coordinators to follow suit.

He announced the establishment of the Operations and Enforcement Department within the agency, which would oversee seamless operations of the agency.

2024-02-10 News