Monday, 6 March 2017

LSS Hosts Atiku Abubakar, To Host More Dignitaries Tomorrow

Sequel to today's visit by His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice President of Nigeria, the LSS is set to host other dignitaries in celebration of their annual Law week.

The passage of the National Biosafety Agency Bill into law in 2005 by the Goodluck Jonathan administration had paved another way for diversification in the legal field. The Biosafety law Act is a domestication of the cartagena protocol (2003) which Nigeria is a signatory.The Biosafety Act has been fashioned to provide the legal framework to check the activities of modern biotechnology in the Nigeria, as well as the importation of genetically modified (GM) crops in Nigeria, including the provision of an avenue to engage Nigerian scientists/experts from different fields to identify and pursue solutions to  local challenges.

Globally, it has long been recognised that bioterrorism and accidental or uncontrolled release of harmful chemicals or genetically modified organisms into the environment are critical issues. Consequently, Nigeria has also deemed it appropriate to finally put in place regulatory framework.

On this note, the Law Students Society is inviting the general public to her; "NATIONAL BIOSAFETY LAW ROUNDTABLE"

The event is scheduled to hold at the New Mock and Moot Court of the Faculty of Law tomorrow, Tuesday, 7th March 2017.

Some of the guest speakers are;
Dr RUFUS EBEGBA (Director General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) ABUJA,

Barr. Gbemi  Popoola(Legal Adviser to NABDA)

Professor Ademola Popoola (Dean Faculty of Law OAU)

Prof. B.O Solomon (Faculty of Technology)

Supported by
Commonwealth Law Students Association

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