News & Events

News & Events

Nigeria and China sign Memorandum of Understanding
7th May, 2018
On the 7th of May 2018, Wang Shoujun the Chairman of China National Nuclear Corporation, met with Prof. Simon Mallam, Chairman of Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission. After the meeting, under the leadership of both parties, Zhongyuan Company and Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission signed a memorandum of understanding on nuclear energy cooperation. Read more here.

AFRA Regional Workshop on Quality Management Systems (QMS), Abuja.
Feb 26th – March 2nd, 2018

The workshop was hosted by the Government of Nigeria through the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC). The purpose of the workshop was to introduce participants to the general concept of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in accordance with the international norms and standards with emphasis on awareness building in quality management as well as the economic aspects of QA/QC in service laboratories. Read more here.

IAEA Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review Mission For Establishing a New Research Reactor (INIR-RR).
5th – 9th February, 2018

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a new peer review service to assist Member States in the development of infrastructure for nuclear research reactors, expanding the range of its expert advisory missions. Read full report here.

Bridging Programme On Nuclear Science And Technology For Newly Employed Staff Of NAEC
19 December 2017

A One-month bridging training programme on Nuclear Science and Technology was recently organized by the Commission for her newly employed staff. The employees comprised 53 mostly young scientists and engineers. The programme which ended on 15 December 2017, was to acquaint the new staff with the activities of NAEC as well as the peaceful application of Nuclear Science and Technology. See full report here

International Conference on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities
13–17 November 2017, Vienna, Austria
Physical protection against unauthorized removal of nuclear material during use, storage and transport and against the sabotage of nuclear material and nuclear facilities during use, storage and transport has long been a matter of national and international concern and cooperation. In the light of this concern and in keeping with the tenets of the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has facilitated the development and publication of international consensus recommendations. This years Conference focuses among many other objectives a forum to Promote the universalization of the CPPNM and its Amendment and enhance international understanding of IAEA document INFCIRC/225/Rev.5; Former Chairman of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC), Dr, F.E. Osaisai gave a panel statement during plenary at the event. Read more on the conference here. Download Panel Statement here.

Agreements signed for Nigerian Nuclear Project
31st October 2017

Nigeria and Russia have signed agreements on the construction and operation of a nuclear power plant and a nuclear research centre, including a multi-purpose research reactor. The documents, as well as a roadmap for cooperation in the field of peaceful nuclear technologies, were signed in Abu Dhabi by Anton Moskin, vice president for marketing and business development of Rosatom subsidiary Rusatom Overseas, and Simon Pesco Mallam, chairman of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC). Read more here

IAEA Mission Says Nigerian Nuclear Regulator Committed to Safety
12 July 2017
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said that Nigeria has a committed regulatory body that works for the continuous improvement of nuclear and radiation safety. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team concluded the 10-day mission to assess the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in Nigeria. The Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) is the body responsible for regulatory oversight in the country. Click here to read more

Nigeria to Prepare for Nuclear Power Programme
16 March 2016
The Director General of the IAEA Yukiya Amano has pledged the Organizations continued support towards the introduction of nuclear power in Nigeria during a visit to the Presidential villa in Abuja on the 16th of March, 2016. Read more here.