History of the Centre
The National Centre for Energy and Environment (NCEE) is one of the six research Centres under the Energy Commission of Nigeria. The Centre was established on March 12, 2009 with the appointment of the pioneer Director, Prof. Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye. The Centre is charged with the responsibility of organizing and conducting research and development programmes in Bioenergy and Environment.
The establishment of the Centre was through the accent of the 2009 appropriation bill by the late President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Umaru Musa Yar’adua, GCFR. The Centre was officially commissioned on August 25, 2009 and the Administrative Block Complex was commissioned on August 30, 2012 by the DG/CEO, Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) and Special Adviser to the President on Energy, Prof. Abubakar Sani Sambo FAS, OON, NPOM. The Centre is located within the Ugbowo campus of the University of Benin, Benin City.