Reports sighted by NewsGhana24 indicates Nigeria’s Atomic Energy Commission Chairman has died in gas explosion.
The shocking news of the death of Simon Mallam Kaduna on Saturday afternoon has broken the hearts of many Nigerians and the government. Until his demise, Simon Mallam was the Chairman of the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC).
Reports show a gas shop in front of Sabon Tasha Total Tank station in Kaduna caught fire claiming an unknown number of lives. Eyewitness at the scene of the gory gas explosion said that Mallam, 64, was one of the trapped persons in the calamity.
Throughout the years he has specialized in nuclear physics, health physics, instruments, and dosimetry. Other specializations he had were in the area of solid-state physics, life sciences and radiation application, as well as in the safety and management of radioactive waste.
He was acting director of the Center for Energy Research and Training (CERT), Zari, on several occasions, from the year 1999 to 2006.
He specializes in biophysics, medical physics, the environment radiation, as nuclear safety and waste management among others.
He was the national coordinator of efforts aimed at improving Nigeria’s radioactive waste management system.
Nigeria’s Atomic Energy Commission Chairman’s death is seen as a big blow to the Nigerian people.