Nigeria : meeting between International expert to improve nuclear safety for the people and environment

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IRRS missions are designed to strengthen the effectiveness of the national regulatory infrastructure for nuclear and radiation safety, while recognizing the responsibility of each State to ensure safety. The team of experts made recommendations and suggestions to the Government of NIgeria and the NNRA (Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority) to help them further enhance the country’s regulatory framework in line with IAEA safety standards.

The team recognized that the NNRA is committed to improving safety and to protecting people and the environment. It noted that the regulatory body faces challenges in ensuring its full independence in decision-making and in developing its competence to effectively conduct regulatory activities, particularly in light of Nigeria’s planned nuclear power programme.

The 12-member IRRS team comprised senior experts from France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy with ISPRA, Latvia, Morocco, Pakistan, Slovenia, Turkey, and Zimbabwe, as well as three IAEA staff members.

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