NAEC Signs MOU with Ekiti State Government.

NAEC Signs MOU with Ekiti State Government.

On Tuesday, 20th April, the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) on behalf of the Federal Government singed a MoU with the Ekiti State Government on the State’s proposed Ekiti Knowledge Zone (EKZ) on the peaceful application of Nuclear Science and Technology for Research and Product Development.
Scope of the agreement include:
I. Agriculture
2. Water resources
3. Human Health and Medicine
4. Mineral Exploration and Manufacturing.
Other areas of collaboration will include; developmental project on food security such as
a. Mutation breeding through radiation induced mutation
b. Reduction in post harvest losses and enhanced quality of produce using gamma irradiation.
The agreement also expects both parties to develop a network of facilities and devise appropriate mechanism for the sharing of physical facilities.
Ag.Chairman/CEO of NAEC, Prof. Yusuf Ahmed singed for and on behalf of the FGN while Secretary to the Ekiti State Government, Mr. Abiodun Oyebanji signed for the Ekiti State Government