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Biosafety agency leverages technology in producing safe GMO plants

Dr Rufus Ebegba

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) says it is partnering with sister organisations in its commitment to leveraging technology towards ensuring that only safe Genetically Modified (GM) plants are produced for consumption in Nigeria. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) Dr Rufus Ebegba, NBMA Director-General, made this known at a conference held with the partners in ...

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Lagos Commissioner lauds agency for enlightenment on GMOs

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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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Biosafety agency endorses guidelines on genetically modified food, feed

NBMA validation meeting

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has endorsed the national guidelines on Genetically Modified (GM) food and feed to repose the confidence of the people on the products. Participants at the validation meeting Dr Rufus Ebegba, NBMA’s Director-General, at a stakeholders review and validation meeting on GM food and feed in Abuja on Friday, July 9, 2021, said that the ...

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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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Biosafety agency begins biosecurity policy review

Sharon Ikeazor

The Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor, has explained that the National Biosecurity Policy is aimed at improving human health, agriculture and the environment. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor The minister gave the explanation at a review of the draft policy to drive Nigeria’s biosecurity to safeguard human health, environment and the economy by the National Biosafety Management Agency ...

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Biosafety agency claims no genetically modified fish in Nigerian market

Dr Rufus Ebegba

The Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, says there are no genetically modified fish and animals yet in the Nigerian market. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) He made this assertion on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Abuja during stakeholders meeting for the review of draft guidelines on Genetically Modified (GM) fish, animals, ...

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Biosafety agency trains staff on GMO safety

Dr Rufus Ebegba

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) on Monday, May 31, 2021 organised biosafety regulations training for members of its staff to increase their proficiencies, skills and knowledge of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) safety. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) The Director General, NBMA, Dr Rufus Ebegba, in his remarks at the training in Abuja reiterated the ...

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Biosafety agency says it’s deploying safe modern biotechnology to protect lives

Dr Rufus Ebegba

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) says it is deploying safe modern biotechnology applications in its operations to protect Nigerians and the environment from any adverse impact on human health and the environment. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) Director-General/CEO of NMBA, Dr Rufus Ebegba, said this on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Abuja at a ...

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Coalition clamours GMOs ban, repeal of biosafety law

No GMOs

State governors have been called upon to ban genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and effect a repeal of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) Act which came into force in 2015 and was reviewed in 2019. Philip Jakpor and colleagues at the Lagos campaign In a petition submitted to governors of no fewer than 10 states on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, ...

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Agency reiterates commitment to ensuring biosecurity in Nigeria

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The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has completed and submitted a draft National Biosecurity Policy to the Federal Executive Council (FEC), for consideration and approval. Dr Rufus Ebegba, the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of NBMA (fourth from left), with members of the Senate Committee on Environment Dr Rufus Ebegba, the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the agency, disclosed this in ...

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