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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

AUG 09, 2022

Head of ICL, Engr. Awwal Bisalla on behalf of Chm/CEO NAEC, Prof Yusuf A. Ahmed presented Nigeria’s statement at the Non- Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Review Conference, New York

AUG 08, 2022
IAEA Expert 1

The Chairman NAEC. Prof. Ahmed Yusuf Aminu alongside the Director NTC, Dr. Hamman Tukur Gabdo, and the Project Coordinator, Mr. Emmanuel Akueche, hosted the IAEA expert, Mr. Stanlavic, to a brief farewell meeting In his office.

AUG 04, 2022

The Chairman NAEC received the delegation from the National Association of Medical Physicists  led by its national President, Prof. Abdulfatai Balogun.

JUN 29, 2022
naec meeting

Nigeria in collaboration with the IAEA is currently hosting a 5-day Expert Mission (EM) from the IAEA on the Nigeria Research Reactor-1’s(NRR-1) Integrated Management System (IMS). Read more.

Jul 27, 2022

The Chairman NAEC and a delegation from China visits The Governor of Ekiti State and members of Ekiti State Executive Council concerning the procurement and installation of a Gamma Irradiation Facility in Ekiti Knowledge Zone.

APRIL 5, 2022

The Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission(NAEC) and the University of Abuja have signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) between the two institutions.

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Research Centres


Nuclear Technology Centre, Sheda,


Centre for Energy Research and Training, ABU, Zaria


Centre for Energy Research and Development, OAU ILE IFE


Centre for Nuclear Energy Studies, UNIPORT, Port Harcourt


Contamination Coastal Field Monitoring Station