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
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
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
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…
Minister tasks NBMA on public sensitisation
The Minister of Environment, Suleiman Hassan Zarma has commended the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), for the proper implementation of its mandates.
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…
NBMA urges seed companies to comply with import guidelines
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has again encouraged grain importers to ensure that their activities are in compliance with the agency’s import guidelines.
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).