In recognition of the importance of biotechnology to national development, the Federal Executive Council on 23rd of April 2001 approved the National Biotechnology Policy, which led to the establishment of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) in November 2001. The Agency was established under the aegis of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to implement the policy that is aimed at promoting, coordinating, and setting research and development priority in biotechnology for Nigeria. Based on this premise, the programmes of the agency are structured in line with the international standard bearing in mind the development of local technological contents
Promotion, coordination and deployment of cutting-edge biotechnology research & development, processes and products for the socio–economic well-being of the nation.
To make Biotechnology an engine of growth for socio-economic development of Nigeria.
Promoting biotechnology activities that positively respond to national aspirations on food security, job/wealth creation, affordable healthcare delivery and sustainable environment.
Director General of NABDA
Professor Lucy Jumeyi Ogbadu
Phone: 234-705 566 3335
Lucy Ogbadu is a Professor of Microbiologyhaving lectured at her alma mater Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria after her Master’s degree in 1980 and later at the Benue State University, Makurdi. Her early education began at her home area at the Q.I.M Nursery/Primary school, Idah from where she proceeded to Girls’ High School Gindiri, Plateau State for her O’ and A’ level programmes.She obtained her Doctorate degree in Industrial Fermentation in 1988 andhad a productive stint in academia having researched and supervised many Ph.D., M.Sc. and Undergraduate Students in Food/Industrial Quality Assurance as well as published extensivelyin high impact International journals, Encyclopaedia, Proceedings and Reports.She has held executive positions in several professional associations.
She was appointed as one of the pioneer staff at the National Biotechnology Development Agency in 2002, where over the years as a Director, she actively coordinated activities of various departments, namely Research and Development, Bioentrepreneurship, Food and Industrial Biotechnology as well as serving as Research Director before being appointed Director General/CEO in November, 2013. She is happily married to Professor Godwin Ogbadu, a professor of Biochemistry.