The Federal Government (FG) has confirmed it is considering the safe use of nuclear and geothermal energy to improve power supply in the country.

Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bwari said the government has been interfacing with the Nigerian Atomic Energy Agency towards advancing the safe use of nuclear energy.

He also said that other African Countries already have a head start in terms of research on geothermal energy, which Nigeria can take a cue from to develop a robust approach to acquiring new energy resource.

Speaking on Thursday in Abuja at the Nigerian Mining and Geo sciences Society (NMGS), Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) 2018-NMGS-NGSA discourse series, Bwari stated that the discourse which is on Geothermal Energy promises to be quite exciting.

He advised the experts to approach the issue through modular basis by taking care of regional and area specific demands, particularly rural areas, rather than making each geothermal station feed the entire nation.

Source: The Nation