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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.

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NAEC Latest News

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. 

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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”.

The DG, IAEA on Wednesday, 15th May, 2024 was at the National Hospital, Abuja to access and get updates on the state of equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
The DG who was accompanied by the Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Tunji Alausa and the Chm/CEO,NAEC, Prof. Yusuf Ahmed, DG Nigeria Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (NICRA), Dr, Usman Salami Aliyu, Dr. Yau Idris, DG, NNRA were received and conducted around the hospital facilities by the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Muhammad Raji. The DG IAEA during the inspection of equipment at the Department of Nuclear Medicine made a commitment to replace non-functioning equipment at the hospital as soon as possible.

A tripartite meeting of the NNRA, NAEC and National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (NICRAT) in collaboration with the IAEA was declared open on Monday, 13th May, 2024 in Abuja.

The meetings include the IAEA/AFRA RAF 9070 first Coordination meeting on Enhancing the Radiation Safety Infrastructure, the IAEA Coordinating Meeting RAF 6060 project on Enhancing Member States Capacity for Improved Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment coordinated by the NNRA and NICRAT respectively.

Recently on the 6th of May, 2024 at the Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria, the Chairman and Chief Executive NAEC, Prof. Yusuf A. Ahmed commissioned the Advanced Nanotechnology and Computational Physics Laboratory. The Lab which is being funded by the European Union through the African Research Initiatives for Scientific Excellence – Pilot Programme (ARISE-PP) is expected to kick start the award of B.Sc. in Nano- science and technology as well as other related research and training activities in Nanotechnology at the University.

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