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After NAPTIP DG, Buhari sacks another top government official



Few days after dismissing NAPTIP DG, President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the chairman of Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC), Mukhtar Sani Ali.

He has now been replaced with Prof. Yusuf Aminu Ahmed for an initial term of three years with effect from 3rd September, 2021.

In a statement by Director Information Office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, the appointment is in accordance with the provision of Section 4 (1) of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (Establishment) Act of 1976.

Until the appointment, Ahmed was the Overseeing Director for the Office of the Chairman/CEO of Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission.

New NAEC chairman, Yusuf Aminu Ahmed

He is Professor of Nuclear Physics with several years of research in Nuclear Instrumentation and Spectrometry.

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The Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission was established in 1976 with the mandate to construct and maintain nuclear installations for the purpose of generating electricity, undertake research into matters relating to the peaceful use of atomic energy as well as educate and train persons in matters with respect to atomic energy and radioactive substances among others.


Doris Israel Ijeoma is a journalist with special interest in politics, entertainment, tech and digital marketing. For inquiries, you can reach her via 08097099378.

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