A five day Training Course for African Regulatory Bodies is under way at Abuja, Nigeria. This is a course organized by the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The aim is to further enhance the capacities and competence of the National Regulatory Bodies in AFRA member States. The programme is scheduled for 24th-28th June, 2019.

Heads of Regulatory Bodies across Africa namely; Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Ghana, Cameroun, Zambia, Mauritius, Senegal, Morocco, Malawi, Sierra-Leone, Mali, Chad, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria with resource persons from IAEA are in attendance.

Delivering his speech at the opening ceremony, the Acting Director General/CEO NNRA, Dr. Yau applauded the efforts of the IAEA in their constant cooperation with Nigeria and Africa in developing and enhancing competency in the regulatory space. He then urged participants to take the opportunity of the IAEA expertise to develop their skills towards nation building.

The IAEA expert Mr. Teodros Gebremichael Hailu while responding, reaffirmed IAEA’s continuous commitment to helping countries especially Africa in applying safety mechanisms in their regulatory framework. He appreciated the government of Nigeria for prompt response when called upon to host IAEA activities.

The Coordinator of the Programme, Mr. Adamu M. Hussaini Acting General Manager department of Authorization and Enforcement NNRA gave the vote of thanks and hoped for a successful deliberation and greater achievements of set goals at the end of the training course.

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