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Nigeria to get electricity from nuclear power

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By Okunloye Abiodun

Nigeria will explore the possibility of nuclear energy to generate electricity.

Delivering remarks at the recently wrapped up International Ministerial Conference that was organized to discuss Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, which was held in Washington, District of Columbia, Muhammadu Buhari, the president of Nigeria, has stated that his country will explore the possibility of using nuclear power to generate electricity. In addition to this, the president reaffirmed the unwavering dedication of his administration to the diversification of their energy sources by acquiring nuclear power.

So far, according to the president, the Federal Government of Nigeria has activated the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, NAEC, as the national focal agency charged with developing the framework and technical pathway to discover, exploit, and leverage atomic energy for peaceable applications for the socio-economic development of the country. He added that the country had also set up the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority as a government agency in its own right to oversee nuclear power development, deployment, and use while keeping people and the environment safe.

Nigeria has a severe energy supply shortage that is impending the nation.

Adeleke Mamora, who is the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation that spoke on behalf of the president, stated that just like the majority of other countries on the continent, Nigeria, which has a population of over 200 million people, had a severe energy supply shortfall that is impending the nation. As a result, it was imperative for the government to take a critical look at various other sources of energy that were more inexpensive, environmentally friendly, and sustainable.

In light of this, he revealed that Nigeria had decided to fully explore and maximize nuclear energy resources for electricity generation as this would help the country achieve energy security by adopting a more balanced approach to its energy needs. Nigeria views the development of Small Modular Reactor, SMR, technology as a potential game-changer in the nuclear industry and anticipates increasing its engagement with both the IAEA and other global partners in the months and years to come to explore the prospect of deploying SMRs in the country.

Most countries lack access to reliable and sustainable base-load energy.

Several nations in Africa have sincere goals of industrialization and expansion, but they face significant challenges in doing so because they do not have access to reliable and sustainable base-load energy. Even with all of the progressive policies that African countries have formulated, the achievement of real growth and progress has remained a mystery due to energy insufficiency. The possibility of energy generation through the use of nuclear power is currently providing African countries with a preferable alternative for meeting their energy needs.

Therefore, in this context, Nigeria is currently in the process of holding an engaging discussion with a number of different countries and distributors across the world for the nuclear power project that the country wants to embark on. According to Buhari, the two potential locations for Nigeria’s nuclear power plant have been identified and mapped out, and the necessary processes and procedures are currently being carried out as part of Nigeria’s Integrated Nuclear Power Programme in collaboration with the IAEA.

Nigeria assured energy agencies of full assistance and cooperation.

Moreover, in addition to expressing his gratitude on behalf of Nigeria to the Director General, Grossi and the whole staff of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), as well as the management of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), and others of its partners, for the provisions that were made for the conference, the President of Nigeria assured the whole team of Nigeria’s full assistance and cooperation towards the achievement of the conference’s goals and objectives.


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Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

If we can use nuclear energy to generate electricity it will be better. There should be a diversification in the sources of energy provision. The use of thermal, solar and nuclear will all contribute fully to generate electricity.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

This is an alternative way of generating electricity if generation of electricity from nuclear power will improve our light is better we go for it in other to make our electricity stable so people can enjoy electricity

Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

The government should seriously consider other energy options that are less expensive, less harmful to the environment, and more sustainable.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

Without stable and sustainable base-load electricity, some African nations struggle to industrialize and expand.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

Nigeria will explore the possibility of nuclear energy to generate electricity. Seeing is believing in all this they talks and plans without doing it. A lot of ways to generate Electricity yet no constant light in Nigeria

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

It is an innovative method of power production we will employ if we determine that doing so would enhance the quality of our energy and hence enable stable power for the people.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

It is encouraging that the President of Nigeria has given the entire team his assurance that Nigeria will provide its full assistance and cooperation in the effort to achieve the goals and objectives of the conference.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

The Quality of This Is Good The president restated his administration’s commitment to increasing the country’s energy diversity through the purchase of nuclear power.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

the government body in charge of laying out the groundwork and technical plan for the safe and beneficial use of nuclear energy in the service of the nation’s economic and social progress

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

good one from the government because The Nigerian government is now in deep negotiation with numerous international governments and distributors about the country’s planned nuclear power project.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

Nuclear energy is the future of electricity. It is my uttermost desire if our country and government can have foresight into the future and the need to explore it to generate electricity.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

the nuclear business and is planning to increase its engagement with both the IAEA and other worldwide partners in the next months and years in order to investigate the possibility of constructing small modular reactors (SMRs) in the country.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

This is an innovative method of producing power; if nuclear power generation can make our lights better, then we should implement it.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

If we can generate electricity through the use of nuclear energy, that will be the best option. There ought to be some variety in the kinds of energy supplies that are made available. The generation of electricity will be accomplished with a full contribution coming from thermal, solar, and nuclear sources of energy.

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

With the present state of our electric power supply, it won’t be advisable to continue the old mode of generating electricity considering our population but rather embrace the nuclear power means of generating it.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

This would have be the best option to the electricity problem facing the country and also cheaper than the hydro electric power.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

There should be a diversification in the sources of energy provision.The use of thermal, solar and nuclear will all contribute fully to generate electricity. Nuclear energy will be better too.

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

Exploring alternative energy sources, such as nuclear power to generate electricity, is a positive step in light of the serious energy supply crisis that the country is facing.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

Exploring and making the most of nuclear energy resources would help the nation achieve energy security by taking a more balanced approach to its energy requirements.