Plant health delegation visits IITA Abuja in preparation for international conference
In preparation for a global event that will bring quarantine service practitioners from across the world to Nigeria to deliberate on curtailing the spread of pests and diseases across continents, a three-member delegation led by Mr John Obaje, Director of Plant Quarantine Planning, Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), visited IITA-Abuja Station on 14 February.
The purpose of the visit was to talk to IITA-Abuja about the planned conference on plant health and their intention to bring the participants to IITA for a field visit.
Receiving the delegation, Head of IITA-Abuja Station, Gbassey Tarawali, expressed IITA’s delight to oblige and partner with the NQAS on the proposed conference scheduled to take place in the third quarter of 2019. He assured the meeting of IITA’s support for the successful hosting of the international conference.