National Biosafety Management Agency
‘Nigeria has capacity for safe application of modern biotechnology’
Director-general of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba, has declared that Nigeria has capacity to deploy safe biotechnology products for agricultural development
Agency vouches for safe GM crops
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has assured Nigerians that there would be no unwholesome genetically modified organism (GMO) crops in the country.
At national conference, NBMA tasks FG on safe, modern biotechnology sustenance
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has advised the Federal Government to sustain the country’s adoption of safe use of modern biotechnology to achieve food security
NBMA drafts guidelines for genome editing
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has begun drafting of guidelines for the proper regulation of genome editing in Nigeria. The Director-General/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, at the guidelines drafting workshop in Abuja
GMOs are not harmful, says NBMA Boss
Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency, Rufus Ebegba, says the controversy over the safety of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) is unnecessary, insisting that such products are safe for humans. He explains that GMO technology is helping countries around the world to boost agricultural inputs and grow economies, calling for…
More reactions, questions on safety of PBR cowpea
The recent approval of the Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea (popularly called beans) developed by the Institute for Agricultural Research, (IAR) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has continued to generate reactions, creating more anxiety than applause over the innovation. Recall that in late January, the Federal Government through a decision document issued by the National Biosafety Management…
HOMEF says biosafety agency promoting GM crops infiltration
Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has said that the National Biosafety Management Act is promoting the infiltration of genetically-modified (GM) crops into the country without following due process. During a media briefing in Abuja, HOMEF stated that the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) had been approving nearly every application brought to it without due…
NBMA seeks collaboration with interpol on biosafety permit
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) is seeking collaboration with the Interpol as part of efforts to ensure safe application of modern biotechnology and the use of its products, which includes Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Director General of the Agency, Dr. Rufus Ebegba disclosed this when he led the management team of the agency on…
What biosafety regime in 2018?
DO Nigerians know what the safety level of foods on their dining tables would be in 2018? That is a trillion Naira question. The short answer is no. We give two quick reasons for this. A reading of the body language of the permitting National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) reveals that besides approving virtually every…
NBMA Boss seeks collaboration with Police on GMO regulation
Dr Rufus Ebegba has called for synergy with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command on the enforcement and regulation of genetically modified products in the country.
Groups sue biosafety agency, ministers over permit to Mosanto for GMO cotton
Seventeen civil society groups, last week drew a battle line with the National Biosafety Management Agency (NABMA) for granting a multi-national company, Monsanto Agricultural Nigeria Limited permit to release and place in the market genetically modified for insect .....