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…
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.
FG begins release of GMO cowpeas to farmers
After nine years of field trials, the Federal Government has released genetically modified organisms (GMO) cowpeas to farmers in the country.
GMOs: Nigeria making steady progress
In the last two weeks, the scientific community in Nigeria has been agog with celebration of two main feats that showed genetically modified products have come to stay and that Nigerians are eager and ready to adopt it.
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).
NBMA issues 7-Day ultimatum to GM Seeds Importers
The Director General/CEO of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba has given importers of Genetically Modified Seeds (GM Seeds) a seven-day ultimatum, starting from last Friday, to formalise their dealings or risk being shut down.
NAFDAC, NBMA sign MoU on GMOs’ regulation
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control
NBMA canvasses regular training for biotech regulators to improve yields
Regulators of modern biotechnology need to be trained to ensure that Nigeria benefits maximally from the technology, for effective biosafety management in the country.