The National Biosafety Management Agency has issued a seven-day ultimatum to departmental stores in the Federal Capital Territory to withdraw all Genetically Modified food items from their shelves.
The Agency gave the ultimatum in Abuja on Friday during a meeting with departmental store operators in the FCT.
Ebegba said the move was in line with the mandate of the agency to ensure safety of human health and the environment.
The director general said the agency would not hesitate to shut down or prosecute the management of any departmental store that failed to abide by the directive or contravened its Act.
He said that the meeting was to intimate the operators on the provisions of the Act establishing the agency so that they would not feign ignorance of it.