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To develop the ways and technical machinery to effectively explore, exploit and harness atomic energy for peaceful applications for sustainable national development..


To lay an enduring foundation for the building of a world-class institution for the development and peaceful deployment of nuclear technology in all its ramifications for national development in conformity with international best practices.


To develop a sustainable framework imbued with the fundamental elements of a high safety culture for the peaceful application of nuclear science and technology for the socio-economic development of Nigeria.

Professor Yusuf Aminu Ahmed
About the Chairman

WHO we are

The Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC), created by Act 46 of 1976 (as amended by Cap N91 LFN, 2004), is the national focal agency charged with the responsibility for the promotion of the development of atomic energy and for all matters relating to the peaceful use of atomic energy.

NAEC was, however, activated and became fully operational in July, 2006 under the aegis of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, by the appointment of its pioneer Director-General/Chief Executive Officer.

Technical Directorates

Manpower Training and Capacity Development

Nuclear Power Plant Development

Research and Nuclear Infrastructure Development

NAEC Latest News

feb 18

The Nuclear Energy Agency(NEA), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the African Commission on Nuclear Energy(AFCONE) held a special high- level meeting on the margins of the 37th ordinary session of the African Union(AU) Summit.

The event, Advancing Sustainable Economic Development: Building Capacity in Nuclear Energy – related Skills,Business and Policy took place on Friday,16th February,2024 in Addis Ababa,Ethiopa

feb 16

The Chairman/CEO, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC), Prof Yusuf A. Ahmed on Tuesday 13th February, 2024 launched the maiden edition of the NAEC Newsletter called “The Atom”. In his remarks, the CEO emphasized on the importance and purpose of the newsletter, which he said is to create better awareness among stakeholders on the activities of the Commission.

Prof. A. Matti, the Chairman of the Editorial Board explained that the newsletter took the committee time to ensure the quality stand the test of time.

feb 06
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The Chm/CEO, NAEC, Prof Yusuf A. Ahmed, Monday, 5th February, 2024, declared open a four day IAEA Expert Mission to Nigeria to assist NAEC develop it’s Integrated Management System (IMS), a necessary condition to fully attain Milestone 2 of Nigeria ‘s Nuclear Energy Programme.
The IMS is geared towards combining all policies, processes and procedures of NAEC into one unified framework thereby helping in achieving the leadership and safety objectives in all operations of NAEC.

jan 31, 2024
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The future of nuclear science and technology in Nigeria is with the young generation especially at secondary school level. This was contained in a welcome remark by the chairman/CEO NAEC at the one day Educational Outreach program for secondary schools in the North Central Region of Nigeria held at the faculty of Engineering lecture theatre of the university of Abuja. 

jan 31, 2024

NAEC and it’s officials led by the Chairman/CEO, Prof Yusuf A. Ahmed on Tuesday, 30th January,2024 held discussions on wide range of issues  concerning the Commission with  the Hon.Minister of Foreign  Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar(OON).

Some of the issues presented to the Hon. Minister for discussion by the Chairman included: Signing of the Inter-governmental Agreement(IGA) and MoU on nuclear programme with China

jan 21, 2024

NAEC and the Federal Ministry of Education have held discussions on the need to partner  with the Ministry on human capacity development in nuclear science and engineering by Universities and Polytechnics in the country.

Prof. Yusuf A. Ahmed, Chairman/CEO, NAEC, accompanied by NAEC Management staff were received by the Hon. Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu in his office at Abuja.

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