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NABDA targets 8m farmers for cultivation of genetically modified cowpea

Abdullahi Mustapha

The Director-General of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, says eight million Nigerian farmers will benefit directly from cultivating the recently launched genetically modified insect resistant cowpea variety. Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) Mustapha said this at the maiden edition of the agency’s annual media chat at NABDA’s headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday, December ...

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GMOs: We need information to keep anti-technologists off – Minister

Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, has said that the rising waves of anti-technologists in the country against the introduction of agricultural technologies can be effectively eliminated with the continuous presentation of factual and reliable information to demystify the subject matter. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar The Minister said while receiving ...

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I never said GMO critics are terrorists – NBMA’s Director-General

Dr Rufus Ebegba

Director-General (DG), National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, has denied reports attributed to him that Nigerians who are against genetically modified organism (GMO) products are terrorists. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) Ebegba made the clarification on Friday, November 12, 2021, in Abuja in a statement signed by Gloria Ogbaki, Head Media and Communications of ...

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Nigerians against GMOs are not terrorists, activists reply biosafety agency

Dr Rufus Ebegba

We read with utter shock and disbelief the remarks made by the Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency, (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, at a one-day workshop, organised by the Environment Media Correspondents Association of Nigeria, where he described those campaigning against the approval of TELA Maize by his Agency as terrorists. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) ...

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Genetically modified maize variety tagged a ‘win-win’ for Nigerian farmers

TELA Maize

The newly released TELA Maize variety in Nigeria will expand farmers options to either grow GM TELA varieties or conventional Drought TEGO varieties or their local open-pollinated varieties just like farmers in other part of the world, the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, has said. Dr Muyideen Oyekunle, Breeder, in charge of Trait and Pipeline ...

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Biosafety agency was not created to stop GMOs entering Nigeria – Ebegba

NBMA

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that only safe genetically modified products will be allowed in the Nigerian market. Participants at the sensitisation workshop Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba, who reiterated this commitment at a one day sensitisation workshop on biosafety (genetically modified organism’s safety and regulation) in ...

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Reactions trail govt’s approval of new maize variety

Genetically modified maize

While experts in the agricultural sector on one hand lauded the Federal Government for approving the evaluation and open cultivation of the new Tela maize variety, some activists have, on the other hand, flayed the development. Genetically modified maize The Tela maize variety developed by researchers at the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, is genetically modified ...

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GMO technology stigmatised in Nigeria, says OFAB country coordinator

Dr Rose Gidado

The country coordinator, Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) in Africa, Dr Rose Gidado, says the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) technology has been stigmatised in Nigeria. Dr Rose Gidado Gidado spoke in Abuja on Thursday, August 26, 2021 when she led a team on a courtesy call to the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Buki ...

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Lagos Commissioner lauds agency for enlightenment on GMOs

NBMA

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has commended the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) for enlightening the public on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country. Participants at the workshop organised by the National Biosafety Management Agency in Lagos The commissioner, represented by Mr Mutiu Bamidele, gave the commendation on Monday,, July 19, 2021 during a workshop ...

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Govt urged to withdraw permits granted to import GMOs

Biosafety

The Nigerian government has been called upon to withdraw permits granted for the importation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to avert implications for health, environment and economy. L-R: Ken Henshaw of We the People, and Nnimmo Bassey and Joyce Brown of Health of Mother Earth Foundation, at the briefing on biosafety The call was made in a presentation titled “The ...

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