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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

oct 02, 2023

NAEC Seeks Collaboration with PAEC

At the just concluded 67th IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria, Nigeria and Pakistan held discussions on modalities for partnership between the two countries in the area of the peaceful application of nuclear Science and Technology.
Ali Raza Anwar,Head of Pakistani Atomic
Energy Commission(PAEC) represented Pakistan while Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Head of Nigeria’s delegation to the IAEA 67th General Conference, Ambassador Ibrahim Adamu Lamuwa and Chairman, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission(NAEC), Prof. Yusuf Ahmed stood in for Nigeria.

sep 29, 2023

NAEC Signs Country Programme Framework with the IAEA

Prof. Yusuf Ahmed, Chairman of Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) and Mr. Hua Liu, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Nigeria’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2024–2029 on 27 September 2023 on the margins of the General Conference. A CPF is the frame of reference for the medium-term planning of technical cooperation between a Member State and the IAEA and identifies priority areas where the transfer of nuclear technology and technical cooperation resources will be directed to support national development goals.

sep 23, 2023

The 67th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tuesday, 26th September 2023 entered its second day.
Nigeria’s delegation to the Conference is led by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador, Adamu Ibrahim Lamuwa.
The annual meeting of Member States is held to discuss policy issues of the Agency. The conference which was declared open by The DG, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi was presided over by Her Excellency, Ms. Vilawam Mangklatanakul, Ambassador of the Rep. Thailand.

aug 30, 2023

Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) seeks collaboration with NAEC, tours NTC

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

University of Health Science seeks collaboration with NAEC

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.

jun 13, 2023

DG, NICRAT on Courtesy Visit to NAEC

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.

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