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NBMA, VON collaborate on biosafety awareness

Mr. Osita Okechukwu

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), alongside the Voice of Nigeria (VON), has inaugurated a 10-man joint committee as part of efforts to ensure effective publicity of the activities of the NBMA. The two parties also drafted a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will help to increase awareness on the regulation of modern biotechnology and its products in the country ...

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GMOs: Biosafety agency collaborates with quarantine service, seed council

National Biosafety Management Agency

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) and the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) as part of efforts to regulate genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and its products in the country. Signing the MoU on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Abuja, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, NBMA Director General/CEO, ...

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Why modern biotechnology must be regulated – NBMA

National Biosafety Management Agency

The Director General/CEO, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Abuja re-emphasised the need to regulate the practice of modern biotechnology in the country. Dr. Ebegba made the submission while receiving members of the Real-Life Civil Society, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), at the NBMA Office. According to him, government in its wisdom established ...

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Why GMOs are unjust, unsafe, unsustainable, by Bassey

GMOs

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), at the Stakeholders Workshop on GMOs held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Abuja says that there is no evidence to assure the world of the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) Unjust, unsafe, unsustainable. These are the three key words that can be used to describe food systems based on ...

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GMOs: Why we seek protection of food, environment, by activists

CSOs-GMOs

Speaking to media executives in Abuja recently, Nnimmo Bassey (Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation), Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (Convener of Nigerians against GMOs), Mariann Bassey-Orovwuje (Food Sovereignty Programme, Friends of the Earth Nigeria/Africa) and Dr. Ifeyinwa Aniebo (African Health Magazine), jointly demand the protection of food and the environment via the revocation of Monsanto’s GMO permits, as well as the repeal ...

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Biotech agencies, NIREC report and unpatriotic activism

Professor Lucy Ogbadu

Lagos-based research scientist, Dr. Hannah Nnadi, has expressed concern that some activists may “have taken it upon themselves to smear the integrity of government agencies and individuals working for the good of the country”. She believes that “the attitude of these so-called activists to frustrate government agencies must be resisted as their actions are very unpatriotic and misleading.” In this ...

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GMOs: Biosafety agency commences analysis of products

GM bananas

Scientists at the GMO (genetically-modified organism) Detection Laboratory of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) have commenced the analysis of selected products displayed in stores and suspected to contain genetically-modified ingredients. According to a statement issued by the NBMA and made available to EnviroNews on Tuesday, March 14 2017, the exercise commenced this week. The statement disclosed that the analysis ...

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GMOs: Biosafety agency moves to strengthen ties with Customs

Rufus Ebegba

GMOs: Biosafety agency The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have met in Abuja, the federal capital city, to strengthen the working relationship between the two agencies in the bid to effectively regulate the importation of genetically-modified (GM) foods to ensure that only safe GM foods are allowed in the country. Rufus Ebegba, DG/CEO of ...

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NIREC and Nigeria’s biosafety, biotech bodies

GMOs

Biotechnology and Biosafety Recently, there was a news report that the National Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) cautioned the Nigerian government with regard to permitting Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) foods into Nigeria. That significant report may have escaped many Nigerians. However, the strident denial by the directors general of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) and National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) that they were not members of the NIREC ...

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Ebegba not NIREC member – NBMA

Rufus Ebegba

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has said that its Director-General / CEO, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, is not a member of the National Inter-Religious Council (NIREC). The agency disclosed in a statement on Friday, February 24 2017 that a media report listing its Dr. Ebegba as a member of the NIREC was untrue. The statement reads: “The Agency wishes to ...

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