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Launch of biotech cowpea will create jobs for Nigerians – NABDA D-G

Abdullahi Mustapha

The Director-General of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, says  the recent inauguration of Biotech (Bt) cowpea will create millions of job in the country. Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) Mustapha said this in an interview in Abuja on Thursday, September 2, 2021. The Pod Borer resistant cowpea, which was released as SAMPEA 20-T ...

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Vaccines for basic health care critical for Nigeria – NABDA

Abdullahi Mustapha

The Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, says developing vaccines not only for coronavirus disease but for basic health care is critical for Nigeria now than ever. Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) Mustapha said this on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 in Abuja while responding to questions on his achievements so far, since assuming ...

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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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Biotechnology taking mankind beyond known depths, says NABDA DG

Abdullahi Mustapha

Director-General (D-G), National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, has said that biotechnology is taking mankind beyond known depths of understanding chemical and physical basis of life and matter to molecular basis of creation. Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) Mustapha made the disclosure in an interview on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in Abuja. Biotechnology is ...

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Kano lists causes of low agricultural productivity

Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna

Kano State Deputy Governor, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, has said Nigeria’s agricultural prowess is being consistently weakened by some age-long practices and factors like over reliance on rain fed agriculture, smallholder land holding, poor planting material, low fertiliser application, and the weak agricultural extension system in the country. Kano State Deputy Governor, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna He is, however, optimistic ...

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Farmers to get insect-resistant, high yielding cowpea this season, says NABDA

Abdullahi Mustapha

Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 has said that the recently released and commercialised Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) cowpeas will get to Nigerian farmers this planting season. Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) The PBR cowpeas were released by the Federal Government to facilitate high yield of the crop ...

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Biotechnology, tool to meet 50% food security by 2050 – D-G

Abdullahi Mustapha

The Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Addullahi Mustapha, says biotechnology can play a vital role to increase the country’s food security by 50 per cent in 2050. Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) Mustapha said this in an interview on Friday, March 26, 2021 said in Abuja. He said that biotech crops could address food ...

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Establishment of bioethics committee ‘ll benefit Nigeria – NABDA DG

Abdullahi Mustapha

Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, says establishment of a national bioethics committee will benefit the country in many ways. Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) Mustapha said this in an interview on Friday, February 12, 2021 in Abuja. “Bioethics committee will benefit the country in the area of insecurity, environment, defence, health and ...

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New NABDA DG outlines vision, tasks coordinators on mandate delivery

NABDA

The new Director General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof Abdullahi Mustapha, has tasked coordinators of the agency’s Bioresources Development Centres (BDCs) to ensure realisation of their mandates. DG/CEO, NABDA, Prof. Mustapha Abullahi, in a familiarisation meeting with the Coordinators of the agency’s Bioresource Development Centres Mustapha, who gave the charge at an interactive meeting and familiarisation with ...

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NABDA to establish yam production and multiplication facilities in 36 states

Yam Aeroponics

The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) is set to establish green house facilities across the country to boost the industrialisation of yam production. It will be done in partnership with Biocrops Technology Ltd. Producing seed yam in Aeroponics Prof. Alex Akpa, Director General of the NABDA, in an interview on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in Abuja, said the production had ...

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