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Record information and status
Record ID
115102
Status
Published
Date of creation
2019-08-15 11:22 UTC (bchnigeria@gmail.com)
Date of last update
2019-09-04 15:37 UTC (bchnigeria@gmail.com)
Date of publication
2019-09-04 15:37 UTC (bchnigeria@gmail.com)

General Information
Country
  • Nigeria
Title of document
NATIONAL BIOSAFETY MANAGEMENT AGENCY(AMENDMENT) ACT, 2019.
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Law
Subject areas
  • All functions pursuant to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
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).
Date of entry into force
2019-06-29
Document details
Document text
EN
NBMA Act2019 .pdf (988 KB)
An Act to amend the National Biosafety Management Agency Act, 2015 to enlarge the scope of application of the act by including the emerging aspects of modern biotechnology and biosecurity in Nigeria with a view to preventing any adverse effect to human health and the environment, and for related matters.
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
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