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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 30, 2023

The Director, NTC, Dr. Hamman Tukur Gabdo yesterday, Tuesday 29th August 2023, received a fifteen man delegation from the Nuclear Energy Department of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN). The delegation was on a Technical and facility visit to the Nuclear Technology Center in Sheda. In a brief opening ceremony at the conference room of the Gamma Irradiation Facility(GIF), the Director, represented by the DD/Head GIF, Engineer T.K Mustapha, welcome the delegation and gave a brief overview of the Mission and Vision of NAEC.

aug 10, 2023

The Vice Chancellor, David Umahi Federal University of Health Science (DUFUHS), Uburu, Ebonyi State, Prof. Jesse Uneke paid a working visit to the Commission on Thursday,10th August,2023. The delegation which was received by Chm/CEO, NAEC, Prof Yusuf A. Ahmed and other Management staff of the Commission held discussions on a wide range of issues which included; research and development, manpower training, development and training of students in nuclear science and technology etc.

July 26, 2023

The Kano State government led by the Commissioner for Science, Technology and Innovation, Alhaji Mohammed Othman paid a working and facility visit to the Chairman/CEO, NAEC, Professor Ahmed Yusuf at the Commission’s Headquarters in Asokoro and NTC, Sheda respectively Wednesday 26th July, 2023. The delegation included the Permanent Secretary of the same minstry, Hajiya Binta Umar Bala. The Chairman/CEO of NAEC Professor Yusuf Ahmed spoke on the need for beneficial collaboration with the Kano State government and NAEC in the areas of peaceful application of nuclear science and technology.

jun 13, 2023

The DG, Nigeria Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (NICRAT), Dr. Usman Malami Aliyu on Tuesday, 13th June, 2023 paid a courtesy visit to NAEC. The delegation was received by
Chm/CEO, NAEC, Prof. Yusuf A. Ahmed.
The objective of the visit was to explore areas of collaboration with NAEC in actualizing the common objective of improving service delivery to cancer patients across the Country. NICRAT was established by the FG in 2017 to serve as the coordinating body to guide scientific improvement to cancer prevention,treatment and care.

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”.

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