Biotechnology has become the hallmark of global development – Hon. Mulikat Akande Adeola

Hon. Mulikat Akande-Adeola- Majority Leader House of Representative

Hon. Mulikat Akande-Adeola- Majority Leader House of Representative

In her bid to ensure the passage of the Biosafety Bill at the Nigeria House of Representative, The Leader of the House has informed her Honourable colleagues that Biotechnology will save Nigeria from being a dumping ground of GMOs. Honourable Mulikat Akande Adeola made this known in Abuja, during a one day sensitization workshop organized by The Nigerian Chapter of the Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) and the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA).   According to Her, Biotechnology has become the hallmark of Global Development.  She therefore added that the forum was timely as it would serve as an avenue to showcase what Biotech has to offer to Members of the House of Representative.  While commending the various stakeholders in implementing various strategies that will ensure that Nigeria does not lack behind in ensuring food security for her growing population, She maintained that, the Biotechnology Industry needs to be well structured and managed so that it will be a veritable tool in addressing the increased demand for food, feed, renewable fuels and Natural Habitat which serves as succour in a developing Economy. In addition to this, she identified the need for members of the press to be carried along in the process, as they also have important roles to play in informing the public on the importance of Biotechnology in economic growth.

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