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FG will build nuclear plants to increase electricity generation – Onu


Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The Federal Government says it will embark on building of nuclear plants and careful application of nuclear energy to meet the needs of the country.

Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.

Onu said that nuclear energy would bridge the energy gap needed to enhance agriculture, advance health, improve education and boost manufacturing in the country.

He said that the Federal Government had started making arrangement with the Russian State Nuclear Corporation, Rosatom, to actualise its dream of application of nuclear energy.

He said that the reason the country chose the Russian state nuclear corporation was because of its essential experience in nuclear technology.

According to the minister, Rosatom will prepare the agreement on the construction of a nuclear power plant in the country.

Onu said that the country would in turn, prepare an agreement on the development of the project which would determine further steps on the construction of the nuclear power plant.

“Nuclear power is considered a prominent alternative and a more environmentally beneficial solution since it emits far less greenhouse gases during electricity generation than coal or other traditional power plants.

“It is a manageable source of generating electricity and has large power-generating capacity that can meet industrial and city needs.

“It is not like the low-power technologies such as solar that might meet only local, residential or office needs but cannot generate power for heavy manufacturing,“ he said.

He said that the envisaged project would be a success because the plant would be fed from the uranium deposit in the country.

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  • Ify Onabu

    Na mouth them dey take build nuclear plant? Ordinary power plant, this government has not provided; now they plan to build nuclear plants. Abeg commot for road jare!

  • Mizch

    Hahahaha ! We go hear of nuclear corruption soon. China go con Nigeria finish oooo.

  • Mizch

    This is a NUCLEAR LIE that will bring NUNCLEAR DISAPPOINTMENT through NUCLEAR CORRUPTION. Quote me.

    • Sunny Akuopha

      Ha ha ha abeg una. .power problems and power solutions are simple common sense. .it’s so simple that such ideas that can make Nigerians have electricity like pure water would never see the light of the day.
      Only fantastically and nuclearly corrupt ideas hold sway ..until we learn to approach things the right way. .power solutions would continually be a mirage!

  • Gee

    No mind dem

  • ade

    We hope we will not be irradiated to death by nuclear spillage in the future due to probable Nigerian negligence and lack of maintenance culture. Please where is it going to be built so I can be very far off from it?

    • Anthony Ololo

      The Nuclear plants are said to be built in Akwa Ibom and Kogi states.

  • Omolaso

    Nigerian leaders are clowns, Nuclear energy? The normal electrical energy are haphazardly connected with almost daily accident of electrocution of people !!!!!!!!!!! What is going on? We dont even have a maintenance culture !!!!!!!. This is insane !!!

  • William Norris

    The End of The Zoo is at hand !!!