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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

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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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Time has come for Nigerian scientists to authenticate claims on COVID-19 cure – NABDA

Prof. Felix Akpa

Director General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Alex Akpa, says the time has come for Nigerian scientists to authenticate claims by people who said they have developed herbal treatment for COVID-19. Prof. Felix Akpa, Director-General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) Akpa said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday, September 14, ...

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Biotech agency unveils plans to industrialise yam production

Yam Aeroponics

The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) says it plans to industrialise yam production in the country to ensure food security, boost job creation and the reposition the economy. Producing seed yam in Aeroponics NABDA Director-General, Prof. Alex Akpa, said this in an interview after a tour of yam seed production facilities at the agency in Abuja on Wednesday, September 2, ...

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NABDA boss seeks more awareness creation on genetically modified crops

Prof. Felix Akpa

Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Alex Akpa, says more awareness creation will help in disabusing the minds of people opposed to Genetic Modification (GM) of crops and agricultural technology. Prof. Felix Akpa, Director-General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) Akpa said this in an interview in Abuja on Monday, August 24, 2020 while reacting to the negative views of some people against the ...

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Tomato hybrid with long shelf life to be available in 12 months, says NABDA

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Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Alex Akpa, says within a period of one year, Nigerians should expect high yielding tomato hybrid with long shelf life in the markets. Baskets of tomatoes . Photo credit: authorityngr.com Akpa, who gave the assurance in an interview in Abuja on Monday, August 17, 2020, disclosed that the losses incurred by farmers, traders, ...

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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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Scientists seek long shelf life for tomatoes

tomatoes

Director General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Alex Akpa, has said that scientists are working on the long shelf life of tomatoes. Tomatoes. Photo credit: authorityngr.com He made the submission at national summit organised by NABDA and the Nigeria Chapter of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) to update media practitioners on the status of agricultural ...

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How genetic engineering technology can revolutionise world system, by biotechnologists

Prof. Felix Akpa

Biotechnologists say technological advances have dramatically triggered the rates at which plant transformation can be achieved to meet specific needs at every phase of life. Prof. Felix Akpa, Director-General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) They spoke on Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Abuja during a seminar organised by the Nigeria Chapter of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology ...

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