NATIONAL BIOSAFETY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (NBMA)

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NATIONAL BIOSAFETY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (NBMA)

PUBLIC NOTICE
PUBLIC DISPLAY OF APPLICATION DOSSIER FOR THE IMPORTATION OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SOY BEAN FOR PROCESSING OF EDIBLE OIL

In accordance with the National Biosafety Management Agency Act 2015, requiring public display of any biosafety application, for permit to internationally 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 Rom Oil Mills Ltd, Ijebu Ode Road, Idi Ayunre Junction, Ibadan, for the importation of genetically modified Soy Bean for the processing of edible oil. The display, will effect from 28th June, 2018 to 20th July, 2018, is to enable the public to make input that would facilitate informed decision on the application.

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2. Description of the GM Soy Bean
• The genetically modified Soy Bean was engineered for herbicide tolerance.
3. Display Centres are:
• Department of Biosafety Enforcement and Operations,
National Biotechnology Development Agency, Airport road, Abuja.
• Office of the Executive Director,
Forest Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan
• Office of the Executive Director,
National Root Crops Research Institute, Badeggi
• Website of the National Biosafety Management Agency; www.nbma.gov.ng.

4. Display Duration
Date: 28th June 2018 – 20th July, 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 20TH JULY, 2018.

E-mail: [email protected] [email protected]

Signed:
Director-General/ Chief Executive Officer NBMA

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN

 

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