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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

sep 26, 2022
IAEA to Partner with Nigeria on Nuclear Education 1

Nigeria has signed a bilateral cooperation  agreement with the  IAEA for  the deployment of   Internet Reactor Laboratory (IRL) on the use of Research Reactor for nuclear courses at the University level…. Read more here

sep 26, 2022
IAEA-66th-general conference

The 5-Day IAEA 66th General Conference which started today 26th September, 2022 at the agency’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria is in session… Read more here

sep 21, 2022

The Chairman/CEO NAEC today Wednesday 21st September, 2022 held an Interactive session with the Senate Committee on Finance Chaired by Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola on the FGN 2023- 2025 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) at the National Assembly in Abuja.. Read more here

sep 16, 2022
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IAEA to Assist Nigeria on Nuclear and Radiological Education and Training: The major constraints faced by most countries initiating or implementing their nuclear energy programme is minimal resources. Read more here

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.

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