Lucy Ogbadu is a Professor of Microbiology. She lectured at her alma mater Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria after her Master’s degree in 1980 and later at the Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria. She obtained her Doctorate degree in Industrial Fermentation in 1988 andhad a productive stint in academia having researched and supervised many Ph.D., M.Sc. and Undergraduate Students in Food/Industrial Quality Assurance. She has also published extensivelyin high impact International journals, Encyclopaedia, Proceedings and Reports.
Professor Lucy Ogbaduhas held executive positions in several professional associations.She was appointed as one of the pioneer staff at the National Biotechnology Development Agency, NABDA, Nigeriain 2002, where over the years as a Director, she actively coordinated activities of various departments, namely Research and Development, Bioentrepreneurship, Food and Industrial Biotechnology. She also served as Research Director before being appointed Director General/CEO of NABDA in November, 2013. As Director-General of NABDA, Professor Lucy Ogbadu has led the establishment of many initiatives and collaborations both nationally and internationally. Her absolute dedication and efforts to advance biotechnology in Nigeria contributed to the successful passing and signing of the Biosafety Bill into law in Nigeria in 2015.