Experts have called on smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to adopt genetically modified maize, saying its introduction is capable of boosting food production.
The Federal Government has reiterated its readiness to develop a guidance document that will help in the regulation of stacked Gene organisms in the country.
The National Bio-safety Management Agency (NBMA) has assured Nigerians of safe regulation of Genetically Modified (GM) products for agricultural development and environmental safety.
Stakeholders have urged government agencies to remain committed to ensuring that Nigeria’s biodiversity is safe and protected while applying biotechnologies in the country.
30 Dec 2020
The Federal Government has formally validated its national biosafety guidelines on gene editing, aimed at ensuring that its products do not have adverse impact on human health.
1 Mar 2020
Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba has promised to ensure that the agency is strategically positioned for the safety of human beings and the environment.
26 Jan 2020
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.
3 Nov 2019
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
11 Oct 2019
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
23 Jun 2019
The Principal Programme Officer for African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE) of African Union Development Agency –New Partnership for Africa’s Development...
20 Apr 2019
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…
31 Mar 2019
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Abuja has called for strict regulation of new and emerging aspects of the application of modern biotechnology.