The Research and Nuclear Infrastructure Development (RNID) directorate currently headed by Prof. Arabi Suleiman Abdullahi was established to handle all matters relating to the administration of research in the development of a national infrastructure for nuclear power programme. RNID Directorate comprises of two departments: Nuclear Infrastructure Development Research (NIDR) and Nuclear Applications Research Development (NARD).
The Directorate was created to manage all activities of the commission with regards to nuclear infrastructure development as well as the various activities surrounding research reactors applications in line with the mandate of the commission.
ACTIVITIES OF THE DIRECTORATE
The directorate, as part of its mandate has been coordinating and participating in various activities organized either by the commission or by a stakeholder organization locally and internationally. The directorate has also overseen expert missions jointly organized by the commission and the IAEA.
The under listed are some of the major activities of the directorate:
Industrial survey participation in both MPRR & NPP
Stakeholder participation in both MPRR & NPP
The coordination of the expert mission on integrated research reactor infrastructure assessment (IRRIA) mission.
The coordination of feasibility studies on MPRR programme
The organization of stakeholder’s involvement and participation in the MPRR programme.
The coordination of local industries participation for both NPP and MPRR programme
Coordination of the carrying out of a comprehensive survey of stakeholders and participating industries for both NPP and MPRR programmes
The development of the national strategic plan document for stakeholder involvement and industrial participation.
THE MAJOR AREAS ARE:
R&D Policy and Planning Nuclear Policy and experiences on self-reliance Technology Radiation Technology Development Program Nuclear Infra Construction Program Nuclear Technology Development Program Nuclear Power and Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technology Neutron Beam Research Neutron Irradiation Research Operation & Development Non-destructive Testing Technology. Radioactive Waste Management Technology. Radioisotope Production and Radiation Application Technology Safety Assessment and Management