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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

PUBLIC DISPLAY OF APPLICATION DOSSIER FOR THE IMPORTATION OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SOYA BEAN FOR PROCESSING OF FEED

In accordance with the National Biosafety Management Agency Act 2015, requiring public display of any biosafety application, for permit to intentionally release genetically modified organisms (GMOs), for comments, the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) hereby announces a twenty-one (21) day public notice on the display of an application dossier by Elephant Group Plc. for the importation of genetically modified soya bean for feed processing. The display, is with effect from 15th August, 2018 – 6th September, 2018, to enable the public to make input that would facilitate informed decision on the application.

  1. Description of the GM Soya Bean:
  • The genetically modified soya bean was engineered for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance.
  1. Display centres are:
  • Department of Biosafety Enforcement and Operations,

National Biosafety Management Agency, Airport road, Abuja.

  • Office of the Executive Director,

Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan

  • Office of the Executive Director

National Root Crops Research Institute Umudike

  • Office of the Executive Director,

National Cereals Research Institute, Badeggi

  • Website of the National Biosafety Management Agency; nbma.gov.ng
  1. Display duration

    Date: 15th August, 2018 – 6th September, 2018

Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm

ALL COMMENTS SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, NATIONAL BIOSAFETY MANAGEMENT AGENCY ON OR BEFORE 6th September, 2018.

E-mail:  nbma@nbma.gov.ng  biosafetyng@gmail.com

 

Signed

                       Director-General/ Chief Executive Officer NBMA

 

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