IAEA reviews Nigeria’s regulatory performance on nuclear energy

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has examined the performance and operational framework of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA).

The IAEA, also assessed the operations of nuclear regulators in other African countries in the course of a four-day African regional coordinating meeting held recently in Abuja.

According to Director, Radiological Safety, NNRA, Prof. Timothy Akpan, in a statement, the major issue was the level of the regulatory framework in Nigeria, as well as in the whole of Africa.

He said: “The review was to look at the performances of the various regulatory bodies and to make sure that they improve, so that not only Nigeria, but Africa will move as a body in terms of nuclear regimes.”

Source: Daily Trust

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