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We’re meeting Europe’s requirement on agric export – DG NAQS

The Acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), Dr G.S Audu, has said that efforts were being made to adhere to the…

The Acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), Dr G.S Audu, has said that efforts were being made to adhere to the European Union (EU)’s requirements for the exportation of products.

Speaking during his maiden meeting with station and zonal coordinators in Abuja, the DG said that “the development will no doubt avert imminent rejection of our products to EU Countries.”

He also announced the establishment of the Operations and Enforcement Department within the agency, which will oversee seamless operations, minimize unnecessary seizures, and enforce seizures judiciously.

A statement from the agency signed by Mr Akanji Joshua said the Acting DG has also promoted over 100 officers to Assistant Superintendent of Quarantine I (ASQ I) realizing that it was long overdue having been confirmed, as part of efforts to boost the morale of workers.

He stated that adherence to the Act establishing the agency and also conversant with International Standards will go a long way in promoting the ease of doing business, adding that he will give room for innovative ideas that will strengthen the agency.

The NAQS boss promised to look into the challenge from different Zones on the state of infrastructure and operational tools to ease their working condition.

Dr Audu assured all stakeholders that the agency remains dedicated to promoting ease of doing business and facilitating trade in line with the current government’s “Renewed Hope Agenda.”

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