Mr Abayomi Oguntunde, has been appointed as the overseeing Director-General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) following the completion of the tenure of Prof. Lucy Ogbadu.
Mr Abayomi Oguntunde, Overseeing DG NABDA Mrs Ifeoma Ndefo, the Head of Communication and Protocol of the agency made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. She said the appointment was made by Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology pending when a substantive director-general would be appointed. In a meeting with top management staff, Oguntunde enumerated hard work, transparency, accountability, team-building; discipline and strict adherence to Public Service Rules as core values that would guide his leadership in the agency.
The new acting NABDA boss was before his appointment, the Director, Bio-resources Technology Department of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) and the supervising Director of NABDA. Newsmen report that Oguntunde is an expert in African Traditional Medicine (ATM) specialising on diabetes. His research is based on the use of herbal recipe in the treatment of chronic metabolic diseases. NABDA is an agency under the ministry of science and technology established to promote, coordinate and set research and development priority in biotechnology for Nigeria. NAN