Buhari appoints Ahmed as new NAEC chairman

The appointment was confirmed in a press release signed by Director of Info for the workplace of the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, Willie Bassey. Mr Ahmed’s appointment is anticipated to take impact from Three September , 2021.

The assertion reads partly: “President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the appointment of Yusuf Aminu Ahmed as Chairman/CEO of Nigeria Atomic Vitality Fee (NAEC) for an preliminary time period of three (3) years in accordance with the availability of part 4 (1) of the NAEC institution Act of 1976.”

NAEC was established in 1976 with the mandate to assemble and preserve nuclear installations for the aim of producing electrical energy, undertake analysis into issues referring to the peaceable use of atomic power in addition to educate and prepare individuals in issues with respect to atomic power and radioactive substances, amongst others.

About Ahmed

Mr Ahmed is a professor of Nuclear Physics with a number of years of analysis in nuclear instrumentation and spectrometry. Till the appointment, he was the performing chairman of NAEC.

Mr Ahmed has acquired trainings from varied worldwide laboratories on reactor physics, nuclear knowledge, nuclear security, radioisotopes manufacturing, waste administration, decommissioning and radio analytical strategies.

He began his profession in nuclear science and know-how in 12 months 2000 at Ahmadu Bello College (ABU), Zaria as a part of the tutorial employees staff of the Nigeria Analysis Reactor -1 (NIRR-1) on the Centre for Vitality Analysis and Coaching (CERT).

He rose via the ranks to turn out to be a professor of nuclear physics in 2017 and director and head of laboratories of the centre between 2015 and 2019. He has served in varied nationwide and worldwide committees on nuclear security and safety.

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