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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

mar 21 2023

 A Technical Meeting coordinated by Director, Manpower Training and Capacity Development(MTCD), Dr Ebisomu Agedah on the review of the human resources department was held at the Multi-Purpose Laboratory Complex otherwise known as the Glass House at NTC, Sheda.

mar 21, 2023

The Research and Nuclear Infrastructure Development (RNID) directorate is holding a national technical workshop on the need to manage interface between safety and security of multipurpose Research Reactor(MPRR) project for safe operations. The workshop is ongoing at the telecenter of the Researcher’s Hostel and Conference Center(RHCC)

mar 15, 2023

The Gamma Irradiation Facility(GIF) is already receiving attention to make it function at its optimal level. This was contained in a speech by the Director NTC Dr Hamman Tukur Gabdo at the technical meeting/training on the sustainability of the Gamma Irradiation Facility(GIF) operations, maintenance and management holding at the conference hall of the GIF, NTC Sheda.

mar 13, 2023

The African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development & Training related to Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA) is currently holding it’s annual meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It provides a framework for African Member States to intensify their collaboration through programmes and projects focused on the specific shared needs.

jan 27, 2023

Friday, 27th January 2023 marked a milestone for Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) as it completed and commissioned some of the projects embarked by the Commission at one of its centres; Center for Energy Research and Training(CERT), Zaria

jan 13, 2023
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In line with the Commission’s policy of “Catch them Young”, the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) on Thursday, January 12, 2023 organized a Career Talk/Workshop for public and private secondary schools in Bayelsa State on the peaceful uses/ applications of nuclear science and technology.

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