This Permit prohibits the cultivation of the GM maize or for any
other purpose other than the
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
Biosafety Regulations 2017.
Note: please address correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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;
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
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(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
(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
Note: Examples of functions or positions are 'Plant manager',
'Plant operator' etc.
(b) detail of how the persons covered by the Permit will be
informed of Permit
(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,
(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
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);
(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
(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
i. has been informed by the Permit Holder of the Permit conditions
variation of them; and
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ii. has understood and agreed to be bound by the Permit conditions
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;
(b) provide the Agency, if requested, with copies of the
Undertaking referred to in the
immediately preceding condition.