West African giant Nigeria will soon embark on a journey to create its first nuclear plant. This was revealed by Federal minister of Science and Technology, Christopher Ogbonnaya Onu.
According to Onu who spoke during a press conference on Wednesday, the Federal Government has agreed with Russian Government-owned Rosatom to build the facility.
“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.”