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The DG, IAEA on Wednesday, 15th May, 2024 was at the National Hospital, Abuja to access and get updates on the state of equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
The DG who was accompanied by the Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Tunji Alausa and the Chm/CEO,NAEC, Prof. Yusuf Ahmed, DG Nigeria Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (NICRA), Dr, Usman Salami Aliyu, Dr. Yau Idris, DG, NNRA were received and conducted around the hospital facilities by the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Muhammad Raji. The DG IAEA during the inspection of equipment at the Department of Nuclear Medicine made a commitment to replace non-functioning equipment at the hospital as soon as possible.

A tripartite meeting of the NNRA, NAEC and National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (NICRAT) in collaboration with the IAEA was declared open on Monday, 13th May, 2024 in Abuja.

The meetings include the IAEA/AFRA RAF 9070 first Coordination meeting on Enhancing the Radiation Safety Infrastructure, the IAEA Coordinating Meeting RAF 6060 project on Enhancing Member States Capacity for Improved Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment coordinated by the NNRA and NICRAT respectively.

Recently on the 6th of May, 2024 at the Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria, the Chairman and Chief Executive NAEC, Prof. Yusuf A. Ahmed commissioned the Advanced Nanotechnology and Computational Physics Laboratory. The Lab which is being funded by the European Union through the African Research Initiatives for Scientific Excellence – Pilot Programme (ARISE-PP) is expected to kick start the award of B.Sc. in Nano- science and technology as well as other related research and training activities in Nanotechnology at the University.

A keynote address to the 45th annual conference of the Nigeria Institute of Physics (NIP) Conference, Bayero University, Kano. 6-10 May 2024.

There are diverse applications of Atomic Energy in Nigeria in the fields of industry, medicine, agriculture, environment, water resources and research. The petroleum industry is the largest importer and user of radioactive sources in the country. These practices include nuclear well-logging, industrial radiography, nuclear gauging, radio-tracing, etc. Read more.

NAEC marks 20 years of the safe operation of Nigeria’s Nuclear Research Reactor (NIRR-1) at the Center for Energy Research and Training (CERT), Zaria.
To celebrate this milestone, the CERT organized a one day symposium on Thursday, 2nd May, 2024 with the theme: “Achievements, Challenges and Prospects”.
Declaring the symposium open, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume, represented by his SA, on Technical Matters, Prof. Bolaji Babatunde commended NAEC and CERT for it’s commitment towards the utilisation of the NIRR-1 for the training of personnel critical in the deployment of Nuclear science and technology for the socio-economic development of the country.

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 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.

mar 2

The United States Office of Multilateral and Nuclear Security and the UK Department of Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) in collaboration with the  Civilian Research and Development Foundation(CRDF) organized a “Trilateral Meeting on Improving Access to Cancer Care for Rural Population in West Africa” at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja from 29th February to 1st March, 2024.

The goal and objective of the meeting was to facilitate discussion among a wide range of experts-level participants.

feb 18

The Nuclear Energy Agency(NEA), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the African Commission on Nuclear Energy(AFCONE) held a special high- level meeting on the margins of the 37th ordinary session of the African Union(AU) Summit.

The event, Advancing Sustainable Economic Development: Building Capacity in Nuclear Energy – related Skills,Business and Policy took place on Friday,16th February,2024 in Addis Ababa,Ethiopa

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.

feb 06
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The Chm/CEO, NAEC, Prof Yusuf A. Ahmed, Monday, 5th February, 2024, declared open a four day IAEA Expert Mission to Nigeria to assist NAEC develop it’s Integrated Management System (IMS), a necessary condition to fully attain Milestone 2 of Nigeria ‘s Nuclear Energy Programme.
The IMS is geared towards combining all policies, processes and procedures of NAEC into one unified framework thereby helping in achieving the leadership and safety objectives in all operations of NAEC.

jan 31, 2024

The future of nuclear science and technology in Nigeria is with the young generation especially at secondary school level. This was contained in a welcome remark by the chairman/CEO NAEC at the one day Educational Outreach program for secondary schools in the North Central Region of Nigeria held at the faculty of Engineering lecture theatre of the university of Abuja. 

jan 31, 2024

NAEC and it’s officials led by the Chairman/CEO, Prof Yusuf A. Ahmed on Tuesday, 30th January,2024 held discussions on wide range of issues  concerning the Commission with  the Hon.Minister of Foreign  Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar(OON).

Some of the issues presented to the Hon. Minister for discussion by the Chairman included: Signing of the Inter-governmental Agreement(IGA) and MoU on nuclear programme with China

jan 21, 2024

NAEC and the Federal Ministry of Education have held discussions on the need to partner  with the Ministry on human capacity development in nuclear science and engineering by Universities and Polytechnics in the country.

Prof. Yusuf A. Ahmed, Chairman/CEO, NAEC, accompanied by NAEC Management staff were received by the Hon. Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu in his office at Abuja.

oct 08, 2023

NAEC and CNNC Seek Collaboration on Nuclear Science and Technology

Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) and China National Nuclear Cooperation (CNNC) on Friday 6th, October, 2023 in Lagos held bilateral talks to explore further areas of cooperation on the peaceful application of nuclear science and technology.
The talks came on the sidelines during the visit to Nigeria by the President of CNNC, Gu Jun at the official commissioning of the CNNC African Office in Lagos, Nigeria. The CNNC Boss also held discussion on plans ahead of Mr. President’s visit to China later this month. Prof. Yusuf A. Ahmed, Chairman/CEO, NAEC led the delegation from NAEC.

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 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.

July 13, 2023

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thursday, 13th July, inducted the Chairman/CEO, NAEC, Prof. Yusuf A. Ahmed into the NANS Patron Hall of Fame by conferring on him the Grand Commander of All Nigerian Students (GCANS). The award was presented by the Secretary General of the body, Comrade Usman Baba on behalf of the President at the Nuclear Technology Center (NTC), Sheda in recognition of his ” inspiration to youths/students, establishing a healthier and productive society on issues related to sustainable development, human capacity building and attitudinal reorientation”.

July 12, 2023

The Association of Radiographers of Nigeria led by its President Dr. Musa Y. Dambele on Wednesday, 12th July paid a courtesy visit to the Commission. The delegation which was recieved by  Chairman NAEC,Prof. Yusuf.A. Ahmed was at the Commission to discuss issues related to the use of radiation healthcare in the areas of radiation safety, quality control and manpower training.

jun 21, 2023

The Africa Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research , Development & Training related to Nuclear Science & Technology(AFRA) is  holding it’s 34th general meeting in Algeria from 18th- 22nd, June, 2023.

The IAEA through its Technical Cooperation Programme provides technical, scientific, financial and administrative support to AFRA towards achieving national and developmental goals of Member States.

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”.

may 12, 2023

The President, Africa First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM), Hajia, Aisha Buhari recently commissioned the newly constructed headquarters of the Mission located along Airport road, Abuja. In attendance were the Chairman/CEO,NAEC, Prof. Yusuf A. Ahmed as well as the Director for the Division for Africa at the IAEA’s Department of Technical Cooperation, Prof. Shaukat  Abdulrazak

may 12, 2023

Nigeria’s First Lady ,Aisha Buhari recently granted audience to the IAEA Director,Technical Cooperation (Africa), Prof. Shaukat Abdulrazak at the State House.The meeting which was facilitated by the Chm/CEO, NAEC, Prof. Yusuf A. 

apr 28, 2023

The Executive Secretary (ES) of the African Commission on Nuclear Energy(AFCONE) Mr. Enobot Agoraw on Thursday, 27th,April 2023 paid a courtesy visit to NAEC headquarters in Abuja

apr 27, 2023

The Senate Committee on Science and Technology on Wednesday 26th April held a public hearing for Stakeholders on the Nigeria Atomic Energy Bill. The Bill titled Nigeria Atomic Energy Act.Cap N91,LFN 2004(Repeal & Re- Enactment) Bill 2022( SB. 1074) was held at the National Assembly Complex.

apr 13, 2023

The Minister who was accompanied by the VC. ABU,Zaria Prof. Kabiru Bala was received by the Director of the Center, Prof. Sunday S. Jonah and was guided on a tour of the Nigeria Research Reactor-1(NIRR-1)

apr 05, 2023

The Nigeria Defence Academy(NDA) Cadets Educational field trip by the Academy’s Mathematical department is on a two day excursion to the Nuclear Technology Center (NTC) Sheda starting today 4th April, 2023.

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 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 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.

dec 6, 2022

A High -level policy meeting of the African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science Technology (AFRA) kicked off Monday, 5th December, 2022.

nov 22, 2022

The ATOMEXPOXII lnternational Forum kicked off on Monday, 21st November,2022 in Sochi.The two day international forum is one of the main event in the nuclear industry that brings together Heads of government agencies, key stakeholders, global nuclear industry players, public organisations and international experts.

nov 21, 2022

The Chairman/CEO of the Commission, Professor Ahmed Yusuf declared open a 3-Day Workshop/Training on Proposal Writing and Grant Management for the staff of the commission’s directorates and research centres. 

nov 21, 2022

The Chairman/CEO of NAEC, Prof. Yusuf Aminu Ahmed  today 21st November 2022 declared open a 3-Day National Workshop for IAEA Project Counterparts in Nigeria. Prof. Ahmed was  represented by Director, (NPPD), Prof. Abdullahi A. Mati.

Nov 15, 2022

The International Atomic Energy Agency conducts a follow-up mission to review Nigeria’s implementation progress and provide additional recommendations in furtherance to the nations’ efforts to construct a multipurpose research reactor

Nov 2, 2022

The chairman/CEO NAEC, Prof. Yusuf Ahmed on an interview with Channels Television discussed the Dirty-Bomb issues in the Russia/Ukraine conflict and also Nigeria’s Nuclear Power Programme

oct 27, 2022

Hon. Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Adeleke Mamora delivered Nigeria’s Statement at the IAEA International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Washington DC., 26th to 28th October, 2022. Read here.

oct 24, 2022

Nigeria’s experience in power outages as a result of inadequacy in generation further increased the interest in the nuclear option in the country’s quest to diversify its power generation options, Director, Centre for Energy Research and Training (CERT), Ahmadu Bello University, Prof. S.A. Jonah

oct 24, 2022

The Chairman/CEO of NAEC Professor Ahmed Yusuf today 24th October, 2022  declared open the Technical Meeting on  Business Development Plan  for the Multipurpose Research Reactor (MPRR) at RHCC, NTC Sheda.

Oct 20, 2022

Kogi State Government seeks the involvement of NAEC for technical support and advise as the state engages the Chinese Government for Nuclear Energy exploration.

Oct 18, 2022

The NAEC Library is being repositioned to support research activities in the Commission through the provision of access to quality information resources either in print or electronic formats. 

sep 27, 2022
Scientific Forum: Rays of Hope

Scientific Forum: Rays of Hope (Cancer Care for All): Experts from across the globe are converging at the 66th IAEA General Conference to brainstorm on how best to  deploy nuclear science and technology in  strengthening  the quality, safety and sustainability of Cancer Care as well as focus on ways of enhancing innovation, research and boosting partnership and networks in the management of cancer treatment.