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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 (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

Jul 12

The Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) and the David Umahi Federal University of Health Science (DUFUHS) on Thursday, 11th July, 2023, in Abuja signed an MoU for collaborative research and development of the application of nuclear science and technology in health and allied areas.

Prof. Jesse Aneka, VC, DUFUHS who signed on behalf of the University remarked that “the MoU is expected to facilitate knowledge and information transfer between NAEC, DUFUHS and other research institutions to help in policy formulation in the health sector”. 

Jul 11

Joint Nigeria - Japan Delegation on Nuclear Power visits NAEC

A delegation from the Federal Ministry of Power (FMP) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has held discussions with NAEC Management at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja. The team was received by the CHM/CEO, NAEC, Prof. Yusuf Ahmed and Director-NPPD, Prof. Abdullah A. Mati.
The discussions were centered on the inclusion of nuclear power as an independent source of power in the improved 2023 ELECTRICITY ACT as well as provision of enabling environment to foster deployment of nuclear power in the country’s energy mix.

Jun 28

NAEC and IAEA conclude Expert Mission

Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) concludes Expert Mission to review the Stakeholder Engagement Strategy Document on NPP which is expected to serve as a guide to key stakeholders for effective and constructive engagement during the development of Nigeria’s Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) and throughout its life cycle.

A team of inspectors from the United States Department of Energy (US-DOE) and the Nigeria Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) today, Monday 10th June, 2024 were at NTC Sheda on routine inspection. The visit was led by Mr. Mac-Eteli Humphrey from the NNRA.

The Director NTC, Dr Tukur Hamman Gabdo welcomed the team to NTC and the place of their primary assignment, the GIF.
Similarly, the Deputy Director GIF, Engineer TK Mustapha presented an overview of physical protection systems of the GIF and brought the team up to speed with activities at the GIF. 

may 18

IAEA Delegation visits the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwaladawa

In continuation of the IAEA’ s delegation visit to Nigeria,the Head, African Division, IAEA, Prof. Abdulrazak Shaukat accompanied by the Chairman/CEO, NAEC, Prof. Yusuf A. Ahmed paid a working visit to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwaladawa.
The delegation was conducted round the hospital facilities by the UATH, CMD, Prof. Bisallah Ekele.

In continuation of his working visit to Nigeria to attend the High Level Regional Seminar on Promoting Cancer Awareness and Advocacy
Programmes, the DG, IAEA, Mr. Rafael Grossi met with the SGF, Sen. George Akume at his office.
Receiving the delegation, the SGF thanked the DG for the visit and reiterated the continued scourge and challenges of cancer in Nigeria and across the globe. This he said requires “commitment and strong partnership with the IAEA”.
He emphasized that ” the critical role of the IAEA is clear in this perspective as advocacy and cancer awareness are important at ensuring early detection and therefore effective management must be put in place”.

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