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NABDA boss lauds biotech as tool for economic growth

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The Director General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, has underscored biotechnology as an innovative tool for national economic growth.

Speaking during the just concluded NABDA Day at the 2022 technology expo organised by the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation in Abuja, he told participants of the concept of biotechnology and its importance. He defined modern biotechnology as a term “adopted by international convention to refer to biotechnological techniques for the manipulation of genetic material and the fusion of cells beyond normal breeding barriers.”

Citing insulin and chymosin as products of biotechnology that have saved millions of lives all over the world for hundreds of years, the NABDA boss stated that the safety of biotechnology products are also insights to plant products derived through the same biotechnology practice such as Nigeria’s genetically…

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