NBMA REMAINS COMMITTED TO ENSURING A BIO-SECURED NATION- DG
The Director General/CEO of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Agnes Gemini Asagbra has assured Nigeriansof the commitment of the Agency to ensure that the nation becomes bio-secured.
Dr Asagbra stated this during the inaugural meeting of the National advisory Council on Biosecurity (NACB) and the National Technical Working Group on Biosecurity (NTWGB) for the implementation of the biosecurity and biosafety action plan in Abuja today 23rd January, 2023. The DG/CEO assured the stakeholders that the implementation of the biosafety and biosecurity action plan would be realized but "however would require the cooperation of all the committee members. In her words “
I will like to seek for the cooperation, commitment, and tenacity of all committee members for the advancement of a well bio-secured nation.
Dr Agnes Yemisi Asagbra
Dr Asagbra encouraged the committee members to show their commitment and cooperation in advancing the nation and ensure Nigeria becomes top-notch in all areas of human health, animal health, food and environmental security.
She also encouraged members of the committee to leave a lasting impact that will help to advance and develop both National Biosafety Management Agency, and the nation at large.
The Executive Director of African Health Budget Network , Dr Aminu Graba further pledged that the organization is ready to support the National Biosafety Management Agency in other to actualize and implement the 5 year action plan and also strengthen the biosecurity agenda of the Agency.
He further beckoned on other development partners to do same in other to further strengthen the biosafety and biosecurity agenda of the nation.
The committees were given their terms of reference to work and the meeting had in attendance stakeholders from the military, defence, various security agencies, ministries, departments and agencies as well as development partners.