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Govt reiterates safe use of modern biotechnology to boost economy

NBMA Validation

The Federal Government on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 reiterated its commitment to ensuring safe use of modern biotechnology to boost the nation’s economy and food security. Participants at the NBMA validation meeting Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), made the commitment at a meeting in Abuja on “The Validation of National Biosafety Guidelines for Gene Editing in Nigeria”. The ...

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Experts highlight genetic engineering threats to food systems

HOMEF Biosafety Media Training

A group of experts who spoke at a recent gathering has expressed reservations over the dangers posed by the genetic engineering to food safety. Participants at the Biosafety Media Training At a Media Training on Biosafety held physically and virtually on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State courtesy of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), a ...

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Nigeria must use gene editing technology to improve food production – OFAB Coordinator

Dr Rose Gidado

Country Coordinator, Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), Dr Rose Gidado, says Nigeria must take advantage of gene editing technology to be able to produce enough food for its growing population. Dr Rose Gidado Gidado, also Deputy Director, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday, October 9, 2020 in ...

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Nigeria at 60: Biosafety agency urges concerted efforts in safe application of modern biotechnology

Dr Rufus Ebegba

As the country marks its 60 years of independence, the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba, has called for concerted effort in the bid to ensuring safety in the application and use of modern biotechnology, as well as in ensuring biosecurity in Nigeria. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) ...

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Minister commends biosafety agency for GMO regulation efforts

NBMA

Environment Minister of State, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, has commended the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) for its efforts in ensuring that the activities of modern biotechnology and its products are properly regulated. Environment Minister of State, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, with officials of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) during her visit to the establishment The Minister of State, who made ...

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Biosecurity Policy Drafting Committee presents draft document to biosafety agency

Biosecurity Policy

The drafting committee for the National Biosecurity Policy has presented the preliminary draft of the National Biosecurity Policy to the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba. Chairman of the Committee and Director of the Biosecurity Department in the NBMA, Miss Chinyere Nzeduru (left), presents the draft policy document to Dr Rufus Ebegba ...

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Why media is vital in Nigeria’s quest for self-sufficiency in food production

For the research institutes to fulfill their mandates and contribute meaningful to the nation’s quest for self-sufficiency in food production, the media must support and protect them from anti-technology lobbyists. Participants at the event The submission was made by Prof. Alex U. Akpa, Ag. Director-General/CEO of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), in Lagos on Friday, August 7, 2020 during ...

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Farmers, scientists advocate use of biotechnology to boost food production

agricultural biotechnology

Following the impact of COVID-19 and banditry activities in the country, agriculturalists and scientists have advocated the use of biotechnology to be deployed to scale up food production in the country. Agricultural biotechnology involves the use of genetic engineering, molecular markers, diagnostics, vaccines, and tissue culture, to modify living organisms Some of the experts made this known during a webinar ...

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Biosafety agency restates commitment to safety in applying modern biotechnology

NBMA

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has reiterated its commitment to ensure the safety of the public while applying modern biotechnology to boost food security and economic development of citizens. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency with staff members at a programme to review Draft of the National Guidelines on the Regulation of Gene Editing In Abuja Dr ...

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COVID-19: Agency says safe modern biotechnology can ensure food security

Dr Rufus Ebegba

Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, has said that the issue of the adoption of safe modern biotechnology products to ensure food security and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic is key to the development of the country. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) The Director General said ...

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