29 Oct 2017
Regulators of modern biotechnology need to be trained to ensure that Nigeria benefits maximally from the technology, for effective biosafety management in the country.
1 Oct 2017
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.
9 Jul 2017
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.
22 Nov 2016
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.
16 Nov 2016
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...
16 Oct 2016
The move by the Federal Government to enforce regulations on genetically modified rice (GMO rice) in the country is a step in the right direction to curb abuse and safeguard the populace.
14 Oct 2016
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.
23 Sep 2016
The Federal Government has begun visiting research institutes that conduct field trials on genetically modified rice.
25 Aug 2016
Nigeria is partnering with the Argentine government to enhance biosafety regulations, Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) Dr. Rufus Ebegba, has disclosed.
15 Jun 2016
The Federal Government will soon make “ a statement” on the complaints by Nigerians on the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development...
9 Jun 2016
Amid controversies surrounding plans by the federal government to introduce Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country, the National Biosafety Management Agency...