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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

may 23, 2023

The Chairman/CEO, NAEC, Professor Yusuf A. Ahmed inaugurated the newly constituted Project Management Team of AFRA Project RAF 5088 towards facilitating the commercial application of irradiation technologies on Tuesday 23rd May, 2023 at the Gamma Irradiation Facility (GIF), NTC, Sheda, FCT.
The Director NTC, Dr Hamman Tukur Gabdo who represented the Chairman said it was one of the Regional Projects approved for Nigeria’s participation in the 2022-2024 project cycle.

may 20, 2023

A group of Governmental Experts (GGE) from 25 Member States met to deliberate on nuclear disarmament. The meeting which was held between 15-19 May, 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland had presentations from Nigeria’s representative Prof. Yusuf A. Ahmed, Chm/CEO, NAEC on the topics “Nuclear Disarmament Verification at Low Numbers and Global Zero” and “Perspectives of Non Nuclear States on Nuclear Disarmament Verification”.

may 12, 2023

Nigeria’s First Lady ,Aisha Buhari recently granted audience to the IAEA Director,Technical Cooperation (Africa), Prof. Shaukat Abdulrazak at the State House.The meeting which was facilitated by the Chm/CEO, NAEC, Prof. Yusuf Ahmed.

may 12, 2023

The President, Africa First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM), Hajia, Aisha Buhari recently commissioned the newly constructed headquarters of the Mission in Abuja. In attendance were the Chairman/CEO,NAEC, Prof. Yusuf A. Ahmed as well as the Director for the Division for Africa at the IAEA’s Department of Technical Cooperation, Prof. Shaukat  Abdulrazak

apr 28, 2023

The Executive Secretary (ES) of the African Commission on Nuclear Energy(AFCONE) Mr. Enobot Agoraw on Thursday, 27th,April 2023 paid a courtesy visit to NAEC headquarters in Abuja

apr 27, 2023

The Senate Committee on Science and Technology on Wednesday 26th April held a public hearing for Stakeholders on the Nigeria Atomic Energy Bill. The Bill titled Nigeria Atomic Energy Act.Cap N91,LFN 2004(Repeal & Re- Enactment) Bill 2022( SB. 1074) was held at the National Assembly Complex.

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