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Country's Decision or any other Communication
Record information and status
Record ID
113006
Status
Published
Date of creation
2018-01-14 15:07 UTC (bchnigeria@gmail.com)
Date of last update
2018-01-17 00:00 UTC (bchnigeria@gmail.com)
Date of publication
2018-01-17 00:00 UTC (bchnigeria@gmail.com)

General information
Country submitting the decision or communication
  • Nigeria
Competent National Authority(ies) responsible for the decision or communication
NATIONAL BIOSAFETY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.
National Parks Building, Umaru Musa Yar'adua Expressway, Airport Road
ABUJA, FCT-ABUJA
Nigeria
Phone:2348033147778
Fax:234-9-5234119
Email:biosafetyng@gmail.com
Title / Reference number of the decision or communication
Decision Document for Importation of Genetically Modified (GM) Maize for Feed and Processing issued to WACOT Nigeria Limited/NBMA/CM/FFP/IM/001
Date of the decision
2017-12-13
Is the decision taken prior to entry into force of the Protocol?
No
Is this an amendment to a previous decision / communication?
No
Decision or communication details
Subject(s) of the decision
Uses of the LMO(s)
  • LMOs for processing
Has the decision been taken in the absence of a domestic regulatory framework and in accordance with Article 11.6?
No
Importer’s or Applicant’s contact details
WACOT Nigeria Limited
WACOT
WACOT Nigeria Limited,
Ajanla Farms (along Lagos/Ibadan Express Way)
Ibadan, Oyo
Nigeria
Phone:+234 803 6980526
Fax:+234-1-271-9265, 01-271-9266
Email:wacot@clicktgi.net
Url:http://www.clicktgi.net, www.westafricancotton.com
Result of the decision
  • Approval of the import/use of the LMO(s) with conditions
Conditions
This Permit prohibits the cultivation of the GM maize or for any other purpose other than the
intended purpose
2. This Permit remains in force until it is suspended, cancelled or surrendered or authorization
period elapses. (No dealings with GMOs are authorised during any period of suspension).
3. The holder of this permit ('the permit holder') is WACOT Nigeria Limited without prejudice
to the GM maize developer.
4. The persons covered by this permit are the permit holder and employees, agents or
contractors of the permit holder and other persons who are, or have been, engaged or
otherwise authorised by the permit holder to undertake any activity in connection with the
dealings authorised by this permit.
5. The dealings authorised by this Permit are for importation, transport, storage and milling of
the GMOs into poultry feed, and the possession, supply or use of the GMOs in the course of
any of these dealings for the purpose of the permit.
6. The Permit Holder shall notify the Agency as soon as practicable if any of the contact details
of the project supervisor changes.
7. The Permit Holder shall ensure that all GMO materials are properly labelled in line with the
provisions of the National Biosafety Management Agency Act 2015 and the National
Biosafety Regulations 2017.
Note: please address correspondence to nbma@nbma.gov.ng
Prior to issuing a Permit the Agency considers suitability of the applicant to hold a Permit. The
following conditions address ongoing suitability of the Permit Holder.
8. The Permit Holder shall at all times comply with the content of the decision document.
9. The Permit Holder shall:
(a) Inform the Agency in writing of:
i. The date for off-loading of the GM maize consignment and transportation to the
storage facility at least one week before commencement;
ii. any relevant conviction of the Permit Holder occurring after the issue of this Permit;
and
iii. any revocation or suspension of a permit held by the Permit Holder under a law of
the Nigerian Government, a State or a foreign country, being a law relating to the
health and safety of people or the environment; and
iv. any event or circumstances occurring after the issue of this Permit that would affect
the capacity of the holder of this Permit to meet the conditions thereto; and
NBMA Decision Document WACOT Nig. Ltd Page - 5
(b) provide any information related to the Permit holder's ongoing suitability to hold a
Permit, if requested, within the stipulated period.
10. The Permit Holder shall be able to access and control all Milling Plant Areas, storage and
other approved facilities to the extent necessary to comply with this Permit, for the duration
of the life of the Permit.
The following conditions seek to ensure that persons conducting the dealings are aware of the
Permit conditions and appropriate processes are in place to inform people of their obligations.
11. Prior to conducting any dealings with the GM maize, the Permit Holder shall provide to the
Agency:
(a) names of all organisations and persons or functions or positions of the persons who
will be covered by the Permit, with a description of their responsibilities; and
Note: Examples of functions or positions are 'Plant manager', 'Store manager',
'Plant operator' etc.
(b) detail of how the persons covered by the Permit will be informed of Permit
conditions; and
(c) detail of how the Permit Holder will access all Milling Plant Areas, storage and other
approved facilities to the extent necessary to comply with this Permit, for the duration
of the life of the Permit
Note: this may include a description of any contracts, agreements, or other
enforceable arrangements.
(d) a Contingency Plan to respond to inadvertent presence of the GMOs outside an area
that shall be inspected.
12. Any changes to the information provided under the immediately preceding condition shall
be communicated in writing to the Agency within 7 days of the changes occurring.
13. The storage facility and Milling facility shall be inspected and approved by the Agency
before commencing the trial.
14. The Permit Holder shall inform any person covered by this permit, to whom a particular
condition of the permit applies, of the following:
(a) the particular condition (including any variations of it); and
(b) the cancellation or suspension of the permit; and
(c) the surrender of the permit
15. The Permit Holder shall not permit a person covered by this Permit to conduct any dealing
unless:
(a) the person has been informed of any applicable permit conditions, including any
variation of them;
(b) the person has been trained on the dealing; and
(c) the Permit Holder has obtained from the person an Undertaking to the effect that
he/she:
i. has been informed by the Permit Holder of the Permit conditions including any
variation of them; and
NBMA Decision Document WACOT Nig. Ltd Page - 6
ii. has understood and agreed to be bound by the Permit conditions and variations.
16. The Permit Holder shall:
(a) inform the persons covered by this Permit that any Personal Information relevant to
the administration and/or enforcement of the Permit may be released to the Agency;
and
(b) provide the Agency, if requested, with copies of the Undertaking referred to in the
immediately preceding condition.
Reasons
Permit has been given due to the suitability of the Holder to carry out dealings with specified LMOs.
LMO identification
SYN-BTØ11-1 - YieldGard™ maize
Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Show detection method(s)
MON-ØØØ21-9 - Roundup Ready™ maize
Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate
Show detection method(s)
MON-ØØ81Ø-6 - YieldGard™ maize
Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
Show detection method(s)
MON-ØØ6Ø3-6 - Roundup Ready™ maize
Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate
Show detection method(s)
DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 - Herculex™ I maize
Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Show detection method(s)
SYN-IR162-4 - Agrisure™ Viptera maize
Mannose tolerance Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) Selectable marker genes and reporter genes
Show detection method(s)
SYN-IR6Ø4-5 - Agrisure™ RW Rootworm-Protected maize
Mannose tolerance Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Coleoptera (beetles) - Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera) Selectable marker genes and reporter genes
Show detection method(s)
MON-89Ø34-3 - YieldGard™ VT Pro™
Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
Show detection method(s)
MON-88Ø17-3 - YieldGard™ VT™ Rootworm/RR2™ Maize
Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Coleoptera (beetles) Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate
Show detection method(s)
Risk assessment
REPORT OF THE NATIONAL BIOSAFETY COMMITTEE (NBC) ON ASSESSMENT OF THE APPLICATION BY WACOT LIMITED, 16 WEMPCO ROAD OGBA INDUSTRIAL AREA IKEJA LAGOS FOR IMPORTATION PERMIT FOR GM MAIZE GRAIN FOR FEED PROCESSING
Zea mays
Decision document