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Biosecurity Policy Drafting Committee presents draft document to biosafety agency

Biosecurity Policy

The drafting committee for the National Biosecurity Policy has presented the preliminary draft of the National Biosecurity Policy to the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba. Chairman of the Committee and Director of the Biosecurity Department in the NBMA, Miss Chinyere Nzeduru (left), presents the draft policy document to Dr Rufus Ebegba ...

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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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Biosafety agency restates commitment to safety in applying modern biotechnology

NBMA

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has reiterated its commitment to ensure the safety of the public while applying modern biotechnology to boost food security and economic development of citizens. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency with staff members at a programme to review Draft of the National Guidelines on the Regulation of Gene Editing In Abuja Dr ...

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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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