It started in 2015, as a minor trade disagreement that looked like it would soon be resolved. Some commitment was deployed into find a wholistic intervention through the multi stakeholder zero reject initiative under the then Minister for Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh and involving bodies like the EU and UNIDO
The EU food safety authority(EFSA) had in 2015 banned Nigerian beans because it contained between 0.3mg per kilogram and 4.6mg per kg of Dichlorvos, a pesticide when the maximum acceptable residue limit was 0.01 mg per kg.
It is now clear that all the effort could not yield any convincing result. If Nigeria could not satisfy the EU in 5 continuous years, then questions will be asked as to when and how all the money budgeted for workshops and other meetings was spent. And more importantly, why was the money NOT deployed in ways to guarantee set AIMS and OBJECTIVES. The President must ask questions from the relevant Hon Ministers
This is an EMBARRASSMENT. It is a SCANDAL
30 Jan 2021