Buhari appoints Ahmed as the new NAEC chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Yusuf Ahmed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) initially for a period of three years.

The appointment was confirmed in a statement signed by the Director of Information for the Office of Secretary of the Federation Government, Willie Bassey, and received by PREMIUM TIMES late Friday.

The appointment of Mr. Ahmed is expected to take effect on September 3, 2021.

The statement reads in part: “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Yusuf Aminu Ahmed as Chairman / CEO of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) for an initial term of three (3) years under the provisions of Section 4 (1.)) of the founding law of the NAEC of 1976. “

NAEC was founded in 1976 with the mandate to build and maintain nuclear power generation facilities, to conduct research on questions of peaceful uses of atomic energy and to educate and train people in questions of atomic energy and radioactive substances, among others.

About Ahmed

Mr. Ahmed is Professor of Nuclear Physics with several years of research in the field of nuclear instrumentation and spectrometry. Until his appointment, he was vice chairman of the NAEC.

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