Nigeria making good progress on nuclear power implementation – Rosatom Chief

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Mr. Dmitry Shornikov, an expert and Chief Executive Officer, Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation (ROSATOM), said in an emailed interview on Tuesday that the was making good progress and has demonstrated commitment to introduce nuclear power into its to boost electricity in the country.

According him, Nigeria is most certainly following all the correct steps required to be ready for nuclear power production. “In the summer of 2015, the IAEA conducted two missions to Nigeria in support of its nuclear programme. These missions found that Nigeria’s emergency preparedness and response framework was consistent with IAEA safety standards, and that the country needed to further refine its policies and strengthen capacities on the management on nuclear initiatives,” he said.

Dmitry, overseeing Central and Southern Africa of ROSATOM, said it was important for Nigeria to harness all available elements of the energy mix, including nuclear to improve its power generation, given the huge demand for electricity in the country.

Source: Daily Trust


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