Seven months after an investigation was published on the sorry state of Nigeria’s Nuclear Technology Centre, some abandoned projects within the centre have been completed.
Following the report of security loopholes in the investigation, the management of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) which oversees the centre also contracted a private firm to provide security for the centre. In the two-part series published in January, three projects were designated as abandoned as work had stopped on them. Identified as uncompleted were the centre’s recreational and educational facility, instrumentation laboratory and waste management plant.
Chairman of NAEC, Simon Mallam, had defended the commission saying it was hampered by inadequate funding. Seven months after however, two of the three projects have been completed at the centre. On Friday, July 20 on a visit to the centre to ascertain the level of work done, it was discovered that the recreational and educational facility and the instrumentation laboratory have been completed and are ready to use.