The Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) is responsible for registrationlicencinginspection and enforcement of nuclear safety and radiological protection in all practices in Nigeria. The agency led by the Acting Director General, Yau Usman Idris paid a courtesy visit on the Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund Dr Bello Aliyu Gusau at the Fund office complex.

The visit was to sustain the already existing tie between the Fund and NNRA and to explore other areas of collaboration between the two agencies. The Acting DG, NNRA appealed for the Fund’s intervention in building capacity for its staff and other stakeholders and operators within the oil producing communities through training workshops and sensitisation programme for Niger Delta youths on the dangers associated with radiation.

The Executive Secretary, PTDF Dr Bello Aliyu Gusau expressed the readiness of the Fund to partner with the agency on safety and nuclear radiation in the oil and gas industry. He proposed the setting up of a committee comprising of representatives of both agencies to look into other viable areas of collaboration.