Senate passes Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service 2016 Bill

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According to Senator Abdullahi , the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services was established as a department and regulatory arm in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, adding that the very objective of the department was to harmonise the quarantine of plants, vertinary and aquatic resources in Nigeria.

The Senator who explained that crop pests in many part of the world cause serious damage in crops and fruit thereby limiting access to fruits in local and international markets, said, "It is on record that crop pest attacks fruits like mango, citrus cocoa, cashew, and most recently, tomatoes.

Senator Abdullahi who noted that such situation was worrisome because, when the issue of pest activities struck, it compromises agricultural economy, undermine public health, cause famine and affect food security."

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