DIVISIONS IN FISSD

ollowing the signing into Law of the National Fertilizer Quality Control Act (NFQC) by Mr. President, the structure, functions and responsibilities of the various Divisions of Farm Inputs Support Services (FISS) Department has been re-aligned.

2.       Based on the re-alignment and the restructuring the Fertilizer and Agro-chemical Quality Control (AC&FQC) Division has been splitted into three (3) Divisions namely; Inorganic Fertilizer Quality Control (IFQC), Organic Fertilizer Quality Control (OFQC) and Agro-chemicals Quality Control (ACQC) to handle the three (3) key products while the Fertilizer Use and Growth Enhancement Support (FU&GES) Division and Input Market Development (Organic Fertilizer Promotion and Development (OFD&P) have been changed to Input Use and Growth Enhancement Support (IU&GES) and Organic Fertilizer Development and Promotion (OFD&P).

3.       In the light of this development, the officers of the Department have been deployed to the various Divisions, Branches, Sections and Units as indicated in table 1 attached.

4.       The functions and responsibilities of each Division, Branch, Section and Units would be circulated thereafter.

5.       Similarly, the procedure for products registration, and licensing of companies, processing of import, End User Certificate and movements permits including relevant fee/charges are being workout would also be circulated thereafter.

SNDIVISIONMAIN FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITIESREMARKS
                1                Input Use and Growth Enhancement Support      Implementation, management and coordination of GES e-wallet scheme and other relevant government farm input support programmes;Handling issues relating to farm inputs use and market development;Handling registration and licensing of farm inputs providers (fertilizer, agro-chemicals and relevant farm input providers (i.e. producers/manufacturers, blenders, marketers and distributors) in liaison with IFQC, OFQC and ACQC Divisions;Processing and issuance of import permits in liaison with IFQC, OFQC and ACQC Divisions and other relevant government agencies;Processing of End User Certificate (EUC) and movement permit in liaison with relevant Divisions and other government agencies;Handling other matters relating to Knowledge Management, Information Sharing Service Charter and Complaint Mechanism; andHandling other related issue as may be directed by the Director, FISS and act on his behalf. 
          2        Farmers Registration and Identity Management (FRIM)          Coordinates and handling matters relating to Farmers Registration and Identity in liaison with the relevant Departmental Commodity Value Chains, NIMC, Farmers Commodity Groups and organizationsCoordinates and handle matters relating to Departmental Budget, work and procurement plans in liaison with other Divisions of the Department;Keeping and managing national database of farmers across all the commodity value chains in the country;Coordinate Department’s project monitoring and evaluation in liaison with the relevant Divisions and other relevant Department/Agency(ies); andHandle other issue as may be directed by the Director, FISS and act on his behalf. 
          3        Organic Fertilizer Development and Promotion (OFD&P)        Handles all developmental and promotional activities relating to organic fertilizer in the country in liaison with relevant national and international bodies/agencies;Handles promotional activities for the adoption of organic farming/agriculture in the country in liaison with relevant Divisions and other partners;Involves in the conduct of organic fertilizer field trials and evaluation in conjunction with OFQC and IFQC Divisions and other relevant bodies; andHandling other issues as may be directed by the Director, FISS and act on his behalf. 
              4            Inorganic Fertilizer Quality Control (IFQC)Handling quality matters relating to inorganic fertilizers being produced, imported and marketed (sold) in Nigeria i.e. monitoring, inspection, assessment, evaluation and production certification, in observance of the provision of the National Fertilizer Quality Control Act (NFQCA);Involves in processing import permits with respect to inorganic fertilizers in liaison with IU&GES Division;Handling evaluation and certification of inorganic fertilizers in liaison with NFDC;Handling other issues relevant to Inorganic Fertilizer Quality Control in liaison with other relevant national international organizations and agencies; andHandling other issues as may be directed by the Director, FISS and act on his behalf. 
            5            Organic Fertilizer Quality Control (OFQC)          Handling quality matters relating to organic fertilizers being produced, imported and marketed (sold) in Nigeria i.e. monitoring, inspection, assessment, evaluation and production certification, in observance of the provision of the National Fertilizer Quality Control Act (NFQCA);Involves in processing import permits with respect to organic fertilizers in liaison with IU&GES Division;Handling evaluation and certification of organic fertilizers in liaison with NFDC;Handling other issues relevant to Organic Fertilizer Quality Control in liaison with other relevant national international organizations and agencies; andHandling other issues as may be directed by the Director, FISS and act on his behalf. 
            6          Agro-Chemicals Quality Control (ACQC)          Handling quality matters relating to agro-chemicals being produced, imported and marketed (sold) in Nigeria i.e. monitoring, inspection, assessment, evaluation and production certification;Involves in processing import permits with respect to agro-chemicals in liaison with IU&GES Division;Handling evaluation and certification of Agro-chemicals in liaison with NFDC;   Handling other issues relevant to Agro-chemicals Quality Control in liaison with other relevant national international organizations and agencies; andHandling other issues as may be directed by the Director, FISS and act on his behalf. 
      7    National Fertilizer Development Center (NFDC)Conduct fertilizer and related products analysis;Involves in product research and trials in conjunction with other relevant Divisions, Research Institutes and bodies;Keep and manage data/records of all product analysis results tests/trials; andHandle other relevant issues as may be directed by the Director, FISS and act on his behalf. 
        8      Administrative UnitHandle all administrative and personnel matters (appointment, promotion, disciplinary, welfare etc) including their record keeping;Handle preliminary documentation of companies with respect to opening of files and in consideration of certain basic documents based on national requirement (zero criteria); andHandle other related issues as may be directed by the Director, FISS 
    9    Accounts UnitHandles all financial matters including financial record keeping; Handle matters relating to revenue/fees charges etc collection including their record keeping; andHandling other relevant matters as may be directed by the Director, FISS 
  10  Store UnitHandles all store related matters including record keeping; andHandling other relevant issues as may be directed by the Director, FISS 
11Maintenance UnitHandle all issues relating to office maintenance;
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