1. The Permit holder shall, at all times, remain an accredited or
an affiliate of an accredited organisation and shall comply with
its terms and conditions of the Permit.
2. This Permit does not authorise dealings with GMOs that are
otherwise prohibited for marketing purposes.
3. 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).
4. The holder of this permit ('the permit holder') is National
Biotechnology Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria
5. 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.
6. The dealings authorised by this Permit are to conduct
experiments with the GMOs, breed, propagate, grow, import,
transport, and dispose of the GMOs and the possession, supply or
use of the GMOs in the course of any of these dealings.
7. The Permit Holder shall notify the Agency as soon as practicable
if any of the contact details of the project supervisor
8. 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.
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 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 planting at least 2 weeks before
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
(b) provide any information related to the Permit holder's ongoing
suitability to hold a Permit, if requested, within the stipulated
9. The Permit Holder shall be able to access all Exclusion Zones
(if any) and to access and control all Planting Areas, Pollen Traps
(if any), Monitoring Zones (if any) and 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.
10. Prior to conducting any dealings with the GMOs, 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 'trial manager',
'farm labourer' 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 Exclusion Zones
(if any), and access and control Planting Areas, Pollen Traps (if
any), Monitoring Zones (if any) and approved facilities for the
duration of the Permit; and
Note: this may include a description of any contracts, agreements,
or other enforceable arrangements.
(d) written methodology to reliably detect the GMOs or the presence
of the genetic modifications in a recipient organism, and to
distinguish between categories of GMOs approved for release;
(e) a Contingency Plan to respond to inadvertent presence of the
GMOs outside an area that shall be inspected.
11. 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.
12. The confined field trial site shall be inspected and approved
by the Agency before commencing the trial.
13. The Permit Holder shall inform any person covered by this
permit, to whom a particular condition of the permit applies, of
(a) the particular condition (including any variations of it);
(b) the cancellation or suspension of the permit; and
(c) the surrender of the permit
14. 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) Trained on the dealing and
(c) the Permit Holder has obtained from the person an undertaken
that the person:
i. has been informed by the Permit Holder of the Permit conditions
including any variation of them; and
ii. has understood and agreed to be bound by the Permit conditions,
15. 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 undertaken
referred to in the immediately preceding condition.