Council determines to make Nigeria hub of qualitative seeds for Africa-Director

Mr Olusola Adelere, Regional Director, North- Central Region of the council said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Jos.
Adelere said that the regional office of the council had organised several staff capacity building workshops to boost staff competence and commitment for higher performance and in a bid to achieve the mission.
“We want to see that the performance of our staff is enhanced, which will enable the council to achieve its mandate.
‘’Our mission is to make Nigeria a centre of excellence as per the production of quality seeds.” he said.
He added that NASC carried out the inspection and certification of all seed production fields throughout the country in achieving the mission.
Adelere stressed the need to adequately train and retrain certification officers to ensure that seed producers comply with technical details in maintaining standards for certification.
He further explained that the officers were also in charge of ensuring that only seeds that met the prescribed seed certification standard were offered for sale to farmers.
“Seed quality is the basis of crop yield and performance.
”That is why we ensure that seeds with the highest quality that meet the prescribed minimum standard enter into the Nigeria seed system.
”For this to be achieved, the staff need to be well trained. ” he said.


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