Regulatory status

  • Nigeria signed the Cartagena Protocol in May 2000 and ratified it in July 2003.
  • Biosafety law has been enacted in 2015
  • 4 implementing measures have been reviewed and are near finalization
  • National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) established and exercising its mandate
  • DG/CEO of NBMA appointed
  • Some staff recruited and trained

R&D status

  • Cotton: environmental release and placing on the market of IR cotton for cultivation and food/feed uses
  • Maize: field trials of NK 603 (HT) and MON 89034 (IR) x NK 603 (HT) maize in multiple locations