PUBLIC DISPLAY OF APPLICATION DOSSIER FOR GENERAL RELEASE/COMMERCIALISATION GENETICALLY MODIFIED COWPEA EVENT 245F CONTAINING CRY 2AB GENE CONFERRING MARUCA POD BORER RESISTANCE
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 display of an application dossier by Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR), Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna State for General Release/Commercialisation genetically modified cowpea event 245F containing Cry 2AB gene conferring resistance to Maruca Pod Borer. The display, with effect from 6th - 26th April, 2023, is to enable the public to make input that would facilitate an informed decision on the application.
Description of the Product
The release is for the General Release/Commercialisation of Genetically Modified Cowpea containing Cry2AB gene conferring resistance to Maruca Pod Borer.
Display Centre are :
Department of Enforcement and Operations, National Biosafety Management Agency, Airport Road, Abuja
Office of the Executive Director, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Office of the Executive Director
National Cereals Research Institute, Badeggi, Niger State
National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, Abia State
Website of the National Biosafety Management Agency; www.nbma.gov.ng