The historical development of Nuclear Research Programme in Ahmadu Bello University is an account of the effort of the Federal Government of Nigeria through pronouncements that empowered the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria to mount a targeted programme for research and development in peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. It is also an account of the efforts of the different administrations of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with the support of the then Military Government and the collaborative efforts of some international organisations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria, the International Science Program (ISP) at University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, and the German Academic Exchange Programme (DAAD) , Germany, to the development of nuclear science research in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The documentation also gives a detailed account of the human resource and infrastructural development effort of the programme in the last thirty year.
Center for Energy Research & Training. | Brief History
The Federal government selection of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as a Centre of Excellence in nuclear technology in 1976, and subsequent enactment of decrees No. 46 (1976), No. 62 (1979) and the amendments therein, No. 32 (1988) and No. 19 (1989) and the decree No. 19 (1995) were the catalysts that gave impetus to the establishment of Nuclear Science Research Programme in Ahmadu Bello University. The Nuclear science programme in ABU commenced with the inauguration of the Nuclear Science Programme Steering Committee (NSPSC) that initiated a lot of spade of works including awareness programme on Nuclear Science, recruitment of personnel for the Nuclear programme, training and retraining of personnel, development of infrastructures acquisition of pieces of equipment for the Nuclear Programme and development of policy guidelines that laid a solid foundation for the programme.
Vision and Mission Statement
To promote the application of Nuclear Science and Technology by providing facilities for training of Nigerians and other African countries for the development of Agriculture, Health, Mineral Resources, Industries, Power Supply and other sectors of Nigerian economy; to provide high level training and development of highly trained, skilled personnel in collaboration with the international communities/agencies; to conduct research in Nuclear Science and technology for the advancement of knowledge.
- Facilities for training of Nigerians and other African countries
- Development of Agriculture
- Mineral Resources
- Provide high level training and development of highly trained, skilled personnel