NABDA - (Federal Ministry of Science and Technology) The Agency was established through Federal Executive Council approval on the 23rd of April, 2001 with the following vision, mission and mandates:

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Prof. Abdussalami Nasidi (Director NCDC) and Prof. Lucy Ogbadu (DG NABDA) at Symposium on Molecular Diagnosis of Hemorrhagic and Zoonotic Viral Disease and \ Treatment Held at NABDA Headquarter Abuja Dr. Abdu Bulama (HMST) and Prof. Lucy Ogbadu (DG NABDA) at Symposium Held at NABDA Headquarter in Abuja. Dr. Abdu Bulama (HMST), Prof. Lucy Ogbadu (DG NABDA), Dr. Nash Director Genetics, Genomics and Bio informatics Department NABDA at Symposium Held at NABDA Headquarter in Abuja Group Photo with Dr. Abdu Bulama (HMST) and Prof. Lucy Ogbadu (DG NABDA) at Symposium on Molecular Diagnosis of Hemorrhagic and Zoonotic Viral Disease and \ Treatment Held at NABDA Headquarter Abuja.

Develop viable and commercial biotechnology and technologies through strategic investments in biotechnology R & D to support innovation and economic development..

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National Biotechnology Development Agency  establishing and maintaining  collaborations and linkages with both local and international organizations

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Organizing state of the art training in order to boost staff productivity and enhance growth development.

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    Mr. Popoola Mustapha has been nominated as the NABDA Technology Promotion Desk Officer. This was contained in a memo issued by the Ag. Director  Bioentrpreneurship and Extension Services Department, Dr Lawan Suleiman.

    The Officer is saddled with the responsibility of coordinating the technology promotion activities of the Agency and liaising with the focal office domiciled at National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP).

    Popoola, who is a Principal Scientific Officer, is a reproductive biotechnologist and chattered economist.

     Story written by Deborah Joshua.

  • The National Biotechnology Development Agency( NABDA) hosted the second edition of its Seminar and Open Day Series recently.

    The Director- General, Prof.Lucy Jumai Ogbadu used the occasion to call for greater emphasis on research and the imperative of keeping abreast of the frontier among the scientists.
     Prof.Ogbadu gave an assurance that the lecture series will not end as mere talk shop.According to her,groundbreaking ideas from the presentations will be identified, nurtured and followed up to fruition.

    Two completed doctoral thesis were presented as follows:

    I) Novel  Findings on a New Generation Recombinant Blood- Stage Malaria Vaccine Candidate by Amlabu Emmanuel, Ph.D

    ICGEB Trieste, Alumni Fellow, Dept of Biochemistry, Kogi state University, Anyigba, Nigeria
    II) Hazards associated with Enteric Agents on Vegetables grown in Irrigated Fields treated with Manure in parts of Kano and Plateau States by Grace Abakpa, Ph.D
    National Biotechnology Development Agency, Abuja.

    Stories/ Pictures by
    Babajide Iletogun
    Head, Communication/ Protocol


     Nigerian students have been called upon to develop genuine hunger for   Bio-Entrepreneural skills as a way out of graduate unemployment in the country.

    The Acting Director Bio-Entrepreneurship and Extension Services, Dr Lawal Suleiman who was represented  by Dr.Adetunji, made the call at NABDA headquarters Abuja during an excursion of students from the Zoology Department Nasarawa State University Keffi.

    Dr. Adetunji who emphasized the inherent benefits of Bio-technology to the Nigerian economy pointed out some areas where the students can possibly explore to enhance their studies and attain excellence.

    On training of personnel, Dr. Adetunji expressed NABDA’S readiness to train any group or individual on plant or animal bio-resources at affordable cost.

     Delivering a talk titled “DNA Extraction and How Bio-technology can be used to save animals from extinction”, Dr Grace Abakpa of the department of Environmental Bio-technology, she encouraged the visiting students who are undergraduates to acquire more knowledge on Bio-technology in order to  advance their scope in scientific research.

    This she said would enable them compete favorably with their counterparts in other parts of the world. Dr Grace Abakpa charged the participating students to embrace the potentials in Bio-technology to be able to transform it to what humanity can readily harness.

    Speaking further on the relevance of Bio-gas,  Mr  Omara of the Environmental Bio-technology department pointed out with relevant illustrations on how Bio-gas can be easily produced from waste products .

    Educating the students on the process of yoghurt production at NABDA yoghurt plant,Mrs Akubue and Miss Adetiloye of NABDA put the students through the various stages of yoghurt production and urged the them to key into it.

    Some of the students who were overwhelmed with the warm reception lavished on them by NABDA expressed willingness to pay NABDA a return visit inform of Industrial Training or otherwise.

    They further pledged to use the knowledge acquired in their respective communities.

    Correspondent Ben Eche reports that the excursion which commenced at 11 am with a visit to the Tissue Culture had a total of 63 students and 3 lecturers in attendance and it lasted for about four hours.Ben/Omozuwa.

    Reported by Ben Eche

    Senior Information officer.

  • The senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has passed the National Bio safety Management Agency Establishment Bill, 2015.

    Addressing a press conference at  the NABDA Conference Hall last week, the Director-General, Prof Lucy Jumeyi Ogbadu lauded  the foresight  exhibited by the leadership of the senate  in unanimously adopting the report of its relevant committees.

    Professor Ogbadu reassured that the  Biosafety Bill, once signed into law by the President, is a safety valve to ensure that the potentials of modern biotechnology can be harnessed  for  Nigeria' s benefit without any risk to its people or environment.

    She recounted the inexhaustible benefits of a regulatory framework that a biosafety law represents to include: food security, wealth creation, gainful employement,  enhanced investment in R& D and trade among others.

    The Director- General admonished the stakeholders to sustain the momentum until the final assent of the President. She however, paid glowing tributes to all partners that have been involved in the  struggle to get a law in place that will guarantee the safe deployment of the techniques of biotechnology in Nigeria. They include among others;Africa Agricultural Technology Foundation(AATF), Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS), Monsanto, Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN),the National Biosafety office
    of the Federal Ministry of Environment.

    Babajide Iletogun
    Head, Communication/ Protocol


    The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) hosted the maiden edition of its institutional seminar series recently. The event is the initiative of the Director- General of the Agency, Prof.Lucy Jumeyi Ogbadu.

    Giving reasons for the series, the Director- General argued that the Agency being an academic institution should be seen to be actively contributing to knowledge for the good of the society. Specifically, 
    Prof. Ogbadu explained that the series will deal with high level research topics derived from the work of post graduate scientists from the technical departments of the Agency and thereby encourage  useful interaction with scientific minds.

    Chitu Womehoma Princewill, Assistant Director and a doctoral student of the Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Basel, Switzerland made a presentation on “Overview of Bioethics" while Dr Ajenifujah-Solebo, Assistant Director, dealt with "Agrobacterium -mediate transformation of local cultivars of tomatoes".
    Chitu emphasized that the need to reflect on the moral dimensions of the advances in science and technology as well as the desire to enhance public’s health has, in many areas of the world led to the establishment of various forms of Bioethics Committees.

    Justifying the rationale for Bioethics as a discipline, she explained that it ensures that biotech agencies/ companies adhere to stipulated rules, protects lives and the biosphere, checks scientific misconduct and ensures that science is practised in an acceptable manner.

    Babajide Iletogun
    Head, Communication/ Protocol