National Biotechnology Development Agency


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.

Our Mandates

Research & Development

Carry out well-focused research and development in biotechnology in priority areas of food and agriculture, health, industry, environment and other strategic sectors for national development and draw up programmes and policies for biotechnology utilization, research, and development in Nigeria.


Promote sustenance in development and application of acceptable and profitable technologies through strategic investments in biotechnology research and development to support innovation and economic development; ensure Nigeria becomes self-reliant in the development and application of biotechnology-based products and services.


Initiate and encourage capacity building in all aspects of biotechnology required for the implementation of cutting edge biotechnology research and development activities in Nigeria.


Promote, coordinate and deploy cutting edge biotechnology research and development activities in Nigeria.


Publish and disseminate research findings and recommendations of the Agency on biotechnology.


Ensure a sustainable mechanism for adequate funding of biotechnology activities through national and international funding agencies.


Create public awareness and participation in biotechnology development activities through strong advocacy programmes, seminars, conference, and workshop.


Collaborate on biotechnology with international research centers, non-governmental organization, industries, and others.

Private Sector

Encourage private sector participation in the biotechnology industry.


Our Latest Work


Sequel to the Agency Invitation to Tender and Expression of Interest for the Execution of 2021 Capital & Zonal Intervention Projects placed in the Tender Journal Dated Monday July 19th 2021, the Agency wishes to inform the general public that the closing date for Category A & Category B, excluding Consultancy services (Category C) slated for 12pm Monday 30th August 2021 has been extended for one week, from August 30th to September 6th 2021, This is as a result of bridging the vacuum in the bids submissions.
The Agency regrets any inconveniences that may have been caused as a result.

The Executive Governor of Kano State, His Excellency, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje, OFR, and the Permanent.Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology who doubles as the Chairman of NABDA’s Governing Board, Mr. Sunday Edet Akpan, were received by the DG/CEO, NABDA, Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha and his management team to the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) today, Thursday 28th. January, 2021
ICGEB Meetings and Courses 2022 : Call for Proposals

ICGEB provides support for the organisation of scientific events in the Life Sciences in ICGEB Member States. Funding is available for Meetings, to be held in the three ICGEB Components (Trieste, Italy; NewDelhi, India, Cape Town, South Africa); Workshops, co-sponsored by local organising institutes; Courses, providing theoretical and/or practical training. The “Future of Science” programme supports scientific events on currently hot scientific topics, with open communication to media and public; Seeds for Science, supports small meetings aimed at building networks for future research collaborations; Sponsorship is also provided to scientific events relevant to the ICGEB mandate in the ICGEB Member States.

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2021

Scientific institutions located in ICGEB Member States are encouraged to apply.

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