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A new Acting Chairman and Chief Executive Officer has been appointment for Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC).

He is Professor Yusuf Aminu Ahmed.

Born in Yola, Adamawa State in 1970, Prof. Ahmed holds a B.Tech (Physics), MSc and PhD (Nuclear Physics) with specialization in Nuclear Instrumentation and Spectrometry. He has received trainings from various international laboratories on Reactor Physics, Nuclear Data, Nuclear Safety, Radioisotopes Production, Waste Management, Decommissioning and Radio Analytical Techniques.

He started his career in nuclear science and technology in year 2000 at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria as part of the academic staff team of the Nigeria Research Reactor-1(NIRR-1) at the Center for Energy Research and Training (CERT). He rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Nuclear Physics in 2017 and Director and Head of Laboratories of the Center (2015-2019). He has served in various national and international committees on nuclear safety and security. Read more here.

Ag. Chairman visits Russian Embassy:
The Ag.Chm. Prof Yusuf Ahmed on Tuesday, 6th April 2021 paid a courtesy visit to the Russian Embassy in Abuja. The visit is part of a familiarisation tour of various stakeholders by the Ag.Chm. It was aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and the Russian Federation towards the successful implementation of the Nuclear Energy Programmes. Discussions during the visit centered on Manpower Training and Capacity Development.

From R – L. Saidu Ahidjo (NAEC), H.E. Amb. Abdulahi Y. Shehu (Ngr.’s Amb. to Russia), Mr. Valery Shaposnihkov (Russian Mission Charge da’ffairs), Prof. Yusuf Ahmed (Ag.Chm. NAEC), Dr. Ebisomu Agedah (NAEC) and Awwal Bisalla (NAEC)

The Ag. Chairman, Prof. Ahmed Yusuf receives delegation from CERT, Zaria. On the 30th of March, 2021, the Ag. Chairman received a delegation from the Center for Energy Research and Training (CERT), Zaria at the Commission’s headquarters. The delegation lead by Dr. Hamisu Adamu came to congratulate the Ag. Chm.on his new appointment.

The Ag. Chm. used the occasion to call on the various centers under NAEC to come together and work as a team to move the Commission forward.
He also called on the Centers to prioritise training needs, workshops and fellowship programmes for urgent attention. The Ag.Chm. gave an update on ongoing projects and promised to ensure speedy completion.

On Wednesday the 24th of March 2021, NAEC honoured an invitation to appear before the Senate Committee on Finance probing leakages in MDA’s. The presentation was led by Ag. Chairman Prof Yusuf Ahmed. The Committee Chairman, Senator Solomon O. Adeola commended NAEC for due diligence and compliance with the Extant Financial Regulatory Laws.

Meeting on Research Capabilities and Gap Analysis to Strengthen Research Activities in NAEC Centres, 10th – 11th December, 2020.

Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission organized a two (2) day Technical Meeting on Research Capabilities and Gap Analysis to Strengthen Research Activities in her Centres.

IAEA has donated additional sets of COVID-19 diagnostic tools to the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), Jos.

As part of the global efforts to support countries in the control of the spread of COVID-19, the IAEA has donated additional sets of COVID-19 diagnostic tools to the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), Jos. Read more here.

Nigeria Signs its Third Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2018–2023

Prof. Mallam, Chairman/CEO of the NAEC, and Mr Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Nigeria’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2018–2023 on 19 September 2018. Read more here.

Nuclear Technology Application for testing in the Fight against COVID-19

The IAEA has provided Nigeria through NAEC, COVID-19 testing equipment using nuclear techniques. The diagnostic technique used called Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction or RT-PCR is unique to nuclear technology. Read more here

IAEA Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review Mission For Establishing a New Research Reactor

NAEC hosted an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) delegation from the 5th to 9th February, 2018 on an Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review Mission for the establishment of a new Multi-Purpose Research Reactor for Nigeria. (INIR-RR). Read more here

China National Nuclear Corporation signs memorandum of cooperation with NAEC

Wang Shoujun, chairman of China National Nuclear Corporation, met with the Prof. Simon Mallam, chairman of NAEC  after which a memorandum of understanding on nuclear energy cooperation was signed. Read full report here.