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 regulations
National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA,has entered into agreement with National Agency for Food and Drug Administration to ensure proper check of genetically modified foods in the country.
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.
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.
NBMA signs MoU with NAQS, NASC on GMO regulation
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) and the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), as part of efforts aimed at regulating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and its products in the country.
Re-On the genetically modified rice
Government’s decision was based on the fact that farmers in the country and across Africa are experiencing low yields resulting in high rice imports in SSA where over 40 per cent of the rice consumed is imported.
Agency warns against consumption of genetically-modified foods
Executive Director of the agency, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, who spoke with The Guardian at the General Aviation Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos...
Department stores get 7-day ultimatum to withdraw GMO food items from shelves
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has issued a 7-day ultimatum to department stores in the Federal Capital Territory to withdraw all Genetically Modified (GM) food items from their shelves.
Government begins enforcement on GMO rice
The Federal Government has begun visiting research institutes that conduct field trials on genetically modified rice.