Enterprise Television- Ban on Nigeria’s Beans Export Still in Force – EU
The European Union on Thursday insisted that Nigeria must implement appropriate risk management measures and provide required guarantees before it could export dried beans to Europe.
According to the EU, Nigeria must meet specified conditions before the ban will be lifted, but stated that it was supporting the country in the process that would ensure that the lifting of the ban.
Speaking at the formal presentation of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation’s National Quality Infrastructure Programme Assisted Export Control Plan for Nigeria on Zero Reject in Abuja, the Head of Trade and Economics Section, EU Delegation, Mr. Filipe Amato, stated that the EU welcomed the efforts of the Federal Government in ensuring quality and safety of agricultural commodities.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, who doubles as the Co-Chairman of the UNIDO-NQIP Committee, Chief Audu Ogbeh, stated that the world was being driven by trade and Nigeria must get it right when it comes to the exportation of agricultural produce.
He said this assignment is far more serious than the idea of produce export, because we must ensure that what we eat and export is safe for our health and the health of other people.