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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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Kogi State Government seeks the involvement of NAEC for technical support and advise as the state engages the Chinese Government for Nuclear Energy exploration.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
The Chairman/CEO, NAEC, Prof. Yusuf Ahmed on Thursday, 15th September 2022 received a delegation from the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. The delegation was led by Dr. K.S. Adedapo, HOD, Nuclear Medicine and Dr.Yetunde Onimode, Consultant Nuclear Physician. Read more here.
As part of the gains of the National workshop on Integrating Nuclear Techniques for Remediation of Plastic Waste Pollution in Nigeria (NUTEC) hosted by NAEC in February 2022, is the recent invitation and meeting of NAEC with the National Institute for Chemical Technology(NARICT) in Zaria.