Nigeria is set to resume the export of hibiscus to Mexico after the first export worth $35 million in nine months.
The Coordinating Director of the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), Dr Vincent Isegbe, stated this when the Mexican Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Marco Antonio Garcia Blanco, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
Hibiscus export to Mexico was suspended following the detection of the storage pest in some consignments from Nigeria.
“In a couple of weeks, we will resume shipments to Mexico. Our farmers are eager and the fields are near ready. The harvest season of hibiscus will start any moment from now. And the good news is that Nigeria boasts a vast growing belt, with harvest lasting up to five months,” Dr Isegbe said.