CBD – November 1994

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety – October 2003

Nagoya Protocol on benefit sharing – September 2022

Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress – September 2022


Legal Status                        

National Biosafety Management Agency Act, 2015

National Biosafety Management Agency (Amendment) Act, 2019


Competent Authority        

National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA)

National Focal Point

National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA)

Biosafety Regulations/Guidelines   

Nigeria National Biosafety Regulations 2017

Nigeria Biosafety Guidelines

Participating Institutions/Agencies

Regulatory Review and Approval Processes

Research Permit

Open Release Permit

CFTs approvals

  • Nitrogen Use Efficient, Water Use Efficient and Salt Tolerant (NEWEST) Rice
  • African Bio-fortified Sorghum (ABS)
  • Pest Resistant Maize
  • Herbicide-tolerant soybeans
  • Disease Resistant Cassava

Environmental Approvals

  • Insect resistance cowpea
  • Insect resistance maize
  • Insect resistance cotton
  • Drought-tolerant wheat
  • Herbicide tolerance soybean