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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.

Technical Directorates

Manpower Training and Capacity Development

Nuclear Power Plant Development

Research and Nuclear Infrastructure Development

NAEC Latest News

apr 23

The Chairman, NAEC Prof. Yusuf A. Ahmed on Monday, 22nd April, 2023 received in audience a delegation from the Office of International Security System within the Nuclear Security Administration (INS/NNSA) of the United States Department of Energy (DoE) at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.
The delegation led by Alexander Moe (INS), held discussions on strengthening collaboration with NAEC on nuclear security as well as updates on The Center for Energy Research and Training’s (CERT) Physical Protection System (PPS).
Discussions also explored ways of possible collaboration with NAEC in the areas of training and infrastructural support.

mar 28

Cadets from the Mathematics department of the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna, visited the NTC as part of its annual educational field trip to the facilities under NAEC. 
The DD/Head GIF, Engineer TK Mustapha who represented the Chairman/CEO NAEC, Prof. Ahmed Yusuf welcomed the cadets and gave a brief overview of the activities of the commission and charged the cadets to be attentive and be interactive during the field trip and tour of the facility at NTC.

The cadets received workshop on Common Trends of scientific computing, Mathematical modelling and Nuclear Bias as well as Regulatory and Safety aspects of Radioactive Waste.


mar 08

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Yusuf Tuggar in Moscow on Wednesday, 6th March, 2024, held talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov on strengthening economic ties between the two countries.
On the sidelines, Chairman, NAEC, Prof. Yusuf A. Ahmed held discussions with the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation to further explore deeper cooperation on peaceful application of nuclear energy. He stated that Nigeria – Russia ties will continue to develop progressively and that “we have a mutual intention and that this trend will be strengthened in the areas of our relationship, notably the commercial and economic component.”

mar 07

As part of the FG’s efforts on the deployment of Nuclear Power Plants & the Multi Purpose Research Reactor for various applications in Nigeria, NAEC on Wednesday, 6th March, 2024 in Abuja kicked off a 2 day national workshop on ‘Local Content Development and Participation of Nigeria’s Industries in the Sitting and Design of Research Reactor for Multipurpose Application in Nigeria”. The Workshop is aimed at engaging Stakeholders(SH) on issues with Nigerian local content law and provisions available for local industry participation in nuclear related projects.

feb 28
Seismic news

Minister of Solid Mineral Development, Dele Alake (center) in company of Chairman/CEO, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, (right) and DG, Nigeria Geological Survey Agency, Dr, Abdulrazaq Garba (left) inaugurates Seismic Monitoring Station in Abuja to ‘ mitigate impact of natural disasters’.

The Minister said the Federal Government is committed to providing the needed resources for the expansion of seismic monitoring equipment across Nigeria.

feb 16

The Chairman/CEO, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC), Prof Yusuf A. Ahmed on Tuesday 13th February, 2024 launched the maiden edition of the NAEC Newsletter called “The Atom”. In his remarks, the CEO emphasized on the importance and purpose of the newsletter, which he said is to create better awareness among stakeholders on the activities of the Commission.

Prof. A. Matti, the Chairman of the Editorial Board explained that the newsletter took the committee time to ensure the quality stand the test of time.

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