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