Training of Fertilizer Inspectors and Laboratory Technologist/ Technicians on the Implementation of the National Fertilizer Quality Control Act 2019 AT Orozo NasarawaState on Wednesday 13th – 15th October, 2021

In his opening speech, the Director of FISS Engr. Tunde Bello welcomed everyone and stated that for Nigeria, the agricultural sector is one of the key drivers of the economy, and a strong and vibrant agricultural sector is needed to ensure job creation, wealth augmentation, and the production of adequate food for our over 200 million populations. Fertilizer as a powerful productivity-enhancing input is critical to building the vibrant agricultural sector we desire.

To refocus the sector, the Government started some policy reforms aimed at positioning the fertilizer subsector to play a pivotal role in the Nigerian agricultural transformation. One of the earliest reforms was the complete withdrawal of Government from procurement of fertilizer and the support of the private sector to take the lead while government facilitates, as well as provides supporting infrastructure, systems, control processes, and oversight. In a bid to domesticate the blending of NPK Fertilizer in the Country, the Government banned the importation of finished Mineral Fertilizer containing two or three of the fertilizer elements – nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium into the country. Pls visit our main site