Dr. Olalekan Akinbo is the Biosafety programme officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy (Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria), Master of Science in Plant Pathology (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) and Doctorate degree in Genetics and Plant Breeding (University of the Free State, South Africa). He was a scholar at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria) for a Master programme, a pre-doctoral fellow of Rockefeller at International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Cali Colombia, a post-doctoral fellow of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at Michigan State University USA on Biosafety and Biotechnology. He has attended numerous summer courses on biosafety in the USA and Europe. Prior to Joining ABNE as Biosafety Programme Officer he was ABNE’s part time Programme Officer (Nigeria Country Coordinator). He also worked as a consultant with Donald Danforth Plant Science Centre (USA) and National Root Crops Research Institute (Nigeria). He has published his research works in both international and regional peer review journals.