Friday, 29 May 2020 05:47

Buhari appoints new DG for Nuclear agency

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Mr Yau Usman Idris as Director-General of Nigeria Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA).

In a letter conveying the approval of Mr Buhari for the appointment, Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipre Sylva, congratulated the new DG and urged him to work hard to justify the confidence reposed in him.

The appointment is with effect from 19th February 2020.

Federal Government established Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) on 3rd August 1995 with the responsibilities for nuclear safety and radiological protection regulation in Nigeria.

NNRA however began effective operation in May, 2001.