Objective: This Act seeks to amend the National Biosafety
Management Agency Act, 2015 in order to enlarge the scope of
application of the Act, to ensure the regulation of gene drive,
gene editing, synthetic biology and bio-security and related
matters in Nigeria, with a view to preventing any adverse effect to
human health and the environment, and for related matters.
Scope: The Act was amended by inserting new paragraphs(which
includes measures to ensure bio-security; the application of
gene drive, gene editing and synthetic biology, and the definitions
of Biosecurity, Gene drive, Gene editing and Synthetic biology).