The Federal Government has set up working groups towards the realisation of about 4,000 mega watts of electricity from nuclear power.

At a media parley Friday in Lagos, the Vice CEO, Central and Southern Africa Office of Russian nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom, Mr. Ryan Collyer, explained that the role of the working group is to work on the configuration and feasibility of the project before negotiations would start.

Collyer said, for Nigeria that is a growing economy with an aspiration to get industrialised, the country needs a robust energy mix to grow the power sector. “We are not saying nuclear is the only means of generating power but in terms of substituting the baseload with affordable, environmentally friendly and sustainable power, nuclear energy is the way to go,” he said.

In 2017, Rosatom signed two agreements with Nigeria. One was for the construction of the centre for nuclear science and technology and the other was for nuclear power plants. “Essentially, these are development project agreements that set a framework for negotiation,’’ he said.

Source: The Sun