Who we are


In 2007, NASC evolved from the National Seed Service (NSS) – a body established with technical assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in 1975, under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources – and was responsible for the development, certification, and quality control of seeds. Following the enactment of the Nigeria Seed Law, NASC was established to take over NSS functions and expand the scope of administration of the seed industry. The National Agricultural Seeds Council Act 2019 establishes NASC to promote and stimulate the development of a dependable seed industry, protect farmers from the sale of poor-quality seeds, facilitate the production and marketing of high quality seeds in Nigeria, and provide legal backing for official testing, certification, sale, importation and use of seed.

Mission statement

“To enable a credible, dynamic, competitive and relevant industry which provides healthy and high-quality planting materials for Nigerian farmers and for export.”

Vision Statement

‘’To be recognized as Africa’s leading seed regulator, that fosters the emergence of a globally competitive seed sector, with high quality planting material that are available, accessible and affordable for all farmers.’’

Core Values

  • Synergy: We partner and/or collaborate with all relevant stakeholders to enable a sustainable and competitive seed ecosystem.
  • Excellence: We hold ourselves to high standards and our team members accountable to ensure accurate and timely service delivery in every aspect of our operations.
  • Ethical Conduct: We build trust in the seed industry through our honest and transparent approach to regulating, monitoring and certifying stakeholders in the seed industry.
  • Dynamism: We leverage on cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions to improve the efficiency and accuracy of our service delivery.