FG to ensure safe, secure deployment of nuclear science, says SGF
The Federal Government has said it would ensure the deployment of nuclear science and technology in the country is done in a safe, secure and sustainable manner and in line with global best practices.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr. Boss Mustapha, disclosed this when he received Mr. Anton Moskvin, the Vice President of Russian nuclear energy firm, JSC Rusatom.
He noted that Nigeria (through the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission) and the Russian Federation (through Russia’s Nuclear Energy Corporation) have both signed three Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs) and two broad-based Project Development Agreements (PDAs) for cooperation on the development of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
According to him, the focus of this partnership is aimed at addressing the country’s socio-economic challenges by harnessing nuclear technology.
The SGF expressed satisfaction that despite the constraint placed by COVID-19 globally, Rusatom has been able to sustain engagement with the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission through different channels focused on ensuring meticulous implementation of various elements of the agreements.
He noted: “Nigeria would like to use this opportunity to express immense appreciation to the Russian Federation for the enormous support and assistance that the country has continued to receive through training and capacity development of many Nigerians in different fields of nuclear science and technology over the years.”
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