NBMA cautions Nigerians, as COVID-19 spreads to communities
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has cautioned Nigerians on the need to abide by the stay-at-home directive of the Federal Government or face the consequences.
NBMA intensifies effort on national biosecurity response strategy
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) said it is putting together a national biosecurity response strategy to organisms that can cause harm to humans and the environment.
Genome editing: NBMA trains staff on regulation
The National Biosafety Management in conjunction with the Programme for Biosafety Systems (PBS) has commenced trainings to properly equip Biosafety Regulators on how best to regulate the emerging technology - genome editinge
Government urged to fund research institutes
Funding of research institutes and commercialisation of research outcomes and innovations have been identified as the needed impetus to advance the nation’s economy.
NBMA restates need to regulate emerging technologies
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Abuja has called for strict regulation of new and emerging aspects of the application of modern biotechnology.
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…
Senate committee on environment commends NBMA’s lab
The Senate Committee on Environment has lauded the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) over its state-of-the-art Genetic Modification (GM) Detection and Analysis Laboratory.
MDAs, NBMA Validate Biosafety mainstreaming strategy
A National Biosafety Mainstreaming Strategy has been reviewed and validated to strengthen the biosafety regulatory regime and its inclusion in various sectors of the economy. According to a statement from NBMA, the document developed by the agency was presented, reviewed and validated by representatives of the MDAs, at an awareness seminar for key policy and…
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…