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Competent National Authority
Record information and status
Record ID
7237
Status
Published
Date of creation
2005-01-13 12:21 UTC (rebegba@gmail.com)
Date of last update
2018-01-14 15:06 UTC (bchnigeria@gmail.com)
Date of publication
2018-01-14 15:07 UTC (bchnigeria@gmail.com)

General information
Country
  • Nigeria
Name of the Competent National Authority
NATIONAL BIOSAFETY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.
Coordinates
Coordinates
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
Regulatory function
Administrative functions
  • All functions pursuant to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Detailed description of the regulatory functions
The National Biosafety Management Agency does:

(a) propose, for the approval of the Board, the overall policy guidance on issues of Biosafety in Nigeria;

(b) implement the provisions of the Conventions and the Protocols on matters relating to genetically modified organisms;

(c) render reports to the secretariat of the Convention on the implementation of the Convention and Protocol on matters relating to the use of genetically modified organisms;

(d) develop measures and requirements and criteria for risk assessment peer review and decision making;

(e) develop measures and requirements for risk assessment;

(f) develop risk management plan and strategy for protecting human health, biological diversity and the environment from potential risks associated with genetically modified organisms;

(g) accept and verify applications in respect of genetically modified organisms and keep records of all approvals and unapproved applications as contained in Part VIII, subsection 24 (1);

(h) take samples and carry out laboratory analysis of crops, products or materials for purposes of determining if they contain genetically modified organisms and ensure compliance with this Act;

(i) carry out actions necessary to ensure compliance with the legal obligations set out in this Act, including, but not limited to, the inspection of facilities, conduct research activities with genetically modified organisms covered by this Act, the collection and analysis of samples of materials covered by the Act, the monitoring of human health and the environment to determine the effects of genetically modified organisms regulated by the Act;




(j) liaise with the secretariat of the convention and the Biosafety clearing house with respect to the administrative functions required under the Protocol;

(k) carry out and maintain inventory of laboratories with physical and human capacities to conduct research in modern biotechnology;

(l) monitor the activities of institutional committees and Biosafety officers;

(m) build, equip and maintain offices and premises for the performance of its action under the Act;

(n) pay remuneration, allowances, expenses and any other benefit to members of the Board and employees of the Agency or any other persons, in accordance with the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission;

(o) carry out capacity building activities;

(p) perform other duties as may be necessary for the full discharge of its functions under this Act; and

(q) partner with other relevant local and international agencies for the speedy realization of the Agency's mandate.
Types of LMOs under its jurisdiction
  • All types of organisms
Additional contact information
Contact person
MR Rufus Ebegba
DEPUTY DIRECTOR( BIOSAFETY )
Biosafety Unit
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT (FMENV.)
Plot 393/394 Augustus Aikhomu Way, Utako District
ABUJA, FCT-ABUJA
Nigeria
Phone:+2348033147778
Fax:234-9-5234119
Email:rebegba@hotmail.com

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