NBMA KEY TO ATTAINING FOOD SECURITY IN THE NATION – MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT
The Honorable Minister of the Federal Ministry of Environment Balarabe Abbas Lawal has said that the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) is pivotal to achieving the food security goal of the Federal Government.
The honorable Minister of Environment stated this during his familiarization visit to the Agency on Wednesday 31st January 2024.
The Hon. Minister applauded the agency for the great work being in the area of scientific research and safeguarding the nation, and further encouraged that the Agency should continue in this spirit in order to be the first and foremost in the area of biosafety in the continent.
Hon. Balarabe Lawal advised the Agency to extend its work to other state governments as; collaborating with other states will enhance awareness about biosafety and contribute to a seamless nationwide implementation of the biosafety process.
The Minister also urged all members of staff to be punctual, imbibe team work and also collaborate with one another to achieve a more effective and productive job.
The Director General/CEO of National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Agnes Yemisi Asagbra in her presentation emphasized on the impact and benefit of the agency in safeguarding the human health, plants animals and the environment.
Dr. Asagbra emphasized that the Agency has provided a robust enabling environment for indigenous and foreign scientists to practice Modern biotechnology under a robust legal framework.
Dr Asagbra restated that NBMA will not rest on its oars in ensuring safety in the application of modern biotechnology which is very essential to attaining food security in Nigeria.