Our Charter


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1 of the Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Act 1995, the Federal Government established the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) with the responsibilities for nuclear safety and radiological protection regulation in Nigeria. Indeed the NNRA began effective operation on 7th May, 2001.

The legal framework within which the NNRA operates is the enabling legislation, its subsidiary legislation and such other legal documents as may be issued from time to time, through the issuance of licenses, certificates and other orders.

This legal framework is supported by regulatory documents issued by the NNRA, the main types of which are:

Policy Document: that describes the philosophy, principles or fundamental factors that underlie the NNRA’s approach to its regulatory mission. It provides direction to NNRA staff and information to stakeholders

Regulations Document: that describes NNRA requirements. It imposes obligations on the regulated party, once it is referenced in a License or other legally enforceable instrument

Guidance: a document that indicates acceptable ways of meeting NNRA requirements, as expressed in the act, Regulations, regulatory standard or other legally enforceable instrument. It provides guidance to licensees and other stakeholders

Notice: a document that provides licensees and other stakeholders with information about significant matters that warrant timely action

Our Guiding Values
The NNRA remains committed to being a competent and credible public authority in the areas of nuclear and radiological safety and security, and will continuously strive to be recognized internationally with its FIVE CORE VALUES of:

  • Integrity: To demonstrate honesty and behave ethically at all times;
  • Commitment: To achieve highest standard of reliability, responsibility and accountability;
  • Professionalism: 
    To demonstrate competence, excellence and independence in every aspect of its organizational activities;
  • Transparency
    To be open and approachable;
  • Sustainability: To meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations through an effective control of exposure to ionizing radiation 




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