The Federal Government on Wednesday launched the National Fertilizer Quality Control Act 2019 during a public presentation in Abuja.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Sabo Nanono, during the presentation said the legal document would serve to “safeguard and protect the interest of the entire fertiliser value chain players”.
These players include manufactures, producers, blenders, importers, distributor and the end-user farmers in Nigeria.
Nanono explained that the document would help to reposition Nigeria’s economy from oil and gas to agribusiness.
The minister further explained that it would provide an enabling environment for fertiliser enterprises to grow, protect investments in the sector and also help farmers “get value for every kobo spent on buying fertilisers for their farms”.
“The Act, therefore, seeks to ensure that maximum benefits are derived from each kilogram of fertiliser bought and used by the farmers in terms of nutrient composition and levels,” he said.