Mr. Farouq Abdulrasheed Ingawa

Mr. Farouq Abdulrasheed Ingawa

General Manager - Radiological Safety

Mr. Farouq Abdulrasheed Ingawa is an indigene of Ingawa Local Government Area in Katsina State. He attended Modoji primary school in Katsina Local Government Area of the State and later proceeded to Government College Katsina. He later attended the Prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Physics and also a M.Sc. Degree in Radiation Biophysics.

Farouq started his lecturing career with the Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, in Katsina and rose to the level of Lecturer I. He later joined the Umaru Musa Yaradua, University, Katsina as the Pioneer Head of the Department of Physics, where he and a few visiting Professors from ABU, Zaria, and BUK established the Physics department. He has over fifteen (15) years of teaching and research experience in the fields of Physics, Nuclear Physics, Radiation Biophysics, and Medical and Radiation Physics.

He joined the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority in the year 2008 as an Assistant Chief Regulatory Officer and was later upgraded to the position of Chief Regulatory Officer. In 2010, he was appointed as the Coordinator of the North–East Zonal Office, Maiduguri, a position he held for almost three (3) years, and due to the incessant security challenges in that zone, he spearheaded the establishment of the North–East Zonal Office, Gombe in December 2012. In 2019, he was transferred to the Headquarters in Abuja as the Deputy General Manager, Radiological Safety Department. He became the first General Manager of the Department of Medical Application Safety in 2022, before assuming the Head of Radiological Department in 2024.

He has been involved in the Drafting, Reviewing, and Production of several NNRA Regulations as well as other Regulations from sister organizations and has represented the Authority in various National and International meetings, Workshops, and Conferences.

Professional Trainings and workshops

  • Kings College London, African Centre for Science and International Security, Nuclear Security Workshop on Scientists, Technicians and Engineers, Ghana, 10th – 12th Sep., 2019
  • IAEA IWAVE  T. C. Project RAF7019, Workshop on National Hydrological Framework, Abuja, 24th – 25th January, 2019
  • Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) Advanced Management Training Programme, 28th – 30th April, 2017, Gombe, Gombe State
  • WINS, PNS Workshop on Countering Homegrown Violent Extremism in the Nuclear Sector, London, United Kingdom, 25th – 27th May, 2016
  • Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) Training on Managing Priorities, Pressure and Meeting Deadlines in a Dynamic Work and Business Environment, 3rd – 7th November, 2014, Accra, Ghana
  • US DOS, NNRA Workshop on Nuclear Security Culture Best Practices, 3rd – 6th June, 2014
  • IAEA, ANNuR, FNRBA Regional workshop on Waste Management and Safe Disposal of Radioactive Waste, 17th – 21st March, 2014, Tunis, Tunisia
  • NNRA Technical Meeting on Challenges and Stakeholders expectations in Regulating Nuclear applications in the Oil and Gas Sector, 15th – 16th August, 2013, Abuja, Nigeria
  • IAEA, NNRA Workshop on Regulatory Framework and Licencing Process for  Nuclear Power Plants, 9th – 13th December, 2013, Abuja, Nigeria
  • IAEA, FNRBA Regional Workshop on Capacity Building, 2nd – 6th December, 2013, Duoala, Cameroon

HOBBIES includes Reading and Traveling



  • Member: Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP)
  • Member: World Institute of Nuclear Science (MWINS)
  • Member: World Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (MWINM)
  • Member: Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM)