The Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Act 1995 the Federal Government established the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) on 3rd August 1995 with the responsibilities for nuclear safety and radiological protection regulation in Nigeria. Indeed the NNRA began effective operation in May, 2001.

The NNRA registerslicencesinspects and enforces nuclear safety and radiological protection in all practices in the country.

To regulate radiological protection and nuclear safety so as to ensure the protection of life, health, property and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation, safety and security of radioactive sources and nuclear materials and, to enable Nigeria meet its international obligations on the peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

Emplacement of the best regulatory control regime for all activities involving ionizing radiation and nuclear energy.The NNRA:

  • Sets and documents clear requirements, using a process that includes consultation;
  • Cooperates with other organizations and jurisdictions to foster the development of consistent regulatory requirements;
  • Indicates acceptable ways to meet regulatory requirements;
  • Promotes compliance with regulatory requirements;
  • Verifies that processes and programs satisfy regulatory requirements;
  • Enforces requirements using a gradual but consistent approach; and
  • Uses appropriate industry, national or international standards.
  • Provides stakeholders with the opportunity to be heard in accordance with the prescribed rules of procedure;
  • Consults with stakeholders when establishing priorities, developing policies, and planning programs and services;
  • Interacts with foreign nuclear regulators and appropriate national and international organizations, and cooperates with other jurisdictions; and
  • Operates in an effective and efficient manner.

Our Clients
Our customers are the general public, radiation employers and radiation service providers. Radiation Employers exist in the following major sectors of the economy:

  • Health Industry
  • Petroleum Industry
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Mining Industry
  • Education and Research Institutes
  • Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Nuclear Installations