The 2022 Nuclear Security Week was held in Abuja, with a Five (5) days Workshop organized by the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS) themed ‘The Global Challenge: Prospects and Priorities for Economic Development and Conflict Resolution in Africa’ from 26th -30th September, 2021.
Participants and resource persons from the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) together with others from various organizations attended this year’s Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) 15. The training focused on engaging high level nuclear security experts on discussions that will promote the nuclear industry, and create awareness on Nuclear Safety and Security in the country and beyond.
The training also aimed at educating the participants on ways to prevent, detect and respond to malicious acts involving Nuclear Materials and Radioactive Substances or directed at facilities.
The DG/CEO, NNRA, Dr. Yau Idris, ably represented by Mr. Farouq Ingawa, Deputy General Manager Radiological Safety Department in his opening remarks stated that the full responsibility for nuclear security lies on the State and should be enhanced by consistent implementation of international/national legislative and regulatory framework for systematic assessment and strengthening of nuclear security needs.
The workshop was attended by 76 participants drawn from twenty-four (24) Agencies in Nigeria as well as four (4) African countries of Ghana, the Gambia, Rwanda and Niger Republic and NNRA.