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Russia has signed a deal with Nigeria to build a Nuclear Power Plant in the country.

The announcement was made on the official federal government Twitter account. It said: “#Nigeria has signed an agreement with Russia’s Rosatom to build a nuclear plant.”

State-owned nuclear company Rosatom has in a statement said that feasibility studies for the plant and a research center construction will include site screening, capacity, financing, and time frames of the projects.

According to BBC, the deal’s exact worth is unknown, although industry reports suggest it is in the region of $20 billion.

Sources at the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission have told BBC that Rosatom will build one plant in the South, and another in the centre.

Rosatom is also looking to sign similar deals to build nuclear power plants in Ghana and South Africa.

Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

20 Comments

  1. Chdi

    November 2, 2017 at 11:21 am

    I hope they know the implications of a poorly managed nuclear plant, as we cannot afford to be complacent in the management of a nuclear plant. Perhaps a research on the Chernobyl incident will help them up their game. A country blessed with natural gas should be able to efficiently generate electric power using natural gas before moving on to nuclear power.

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      November 2, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      Honestly, the minute I saw the headline, that was the first thing which I thought of – Chernobyl.

      The disaster…… I’m praying to God in Heaven that Nigeria knows what it’s doing here.

    • Ranyinudo

      November 3, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Exactly @Chdi. I researched on the Fukushima Daiichi plant disaster. I sincerely pray our govt. understands what having a nuclear plant and managing it entails. The risks and hazards will be enormous for a country like ours where anything goes.

  2. ND Babe

    November 2, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    After Chernobyl?????????

  3. ND Babe

    November 2, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Build both of them in the north -One for north east and one for the north west.

    • californiabawlar

      November 2, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Lmaoooo!! You’re a terrible and ignorant porson ? ? Well, I guess this is one “resource” and development the North can keep to themselves.

    • nene

      November 4, 2017 at 11:58 am

      lol. well said!

  4. Moniker

    November 2, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Group of bandwagons. Following the West blindly. They will use it as political scores now. Bastards

  5. Belinda

    November 2, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    We need electricity first

    • RvdH

      November 7, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      Ever heard of solar energy?

  6. Robin Hood

    November 2, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    This is serious shit… It MUST be manned by military for security purposes.
    Nigerian Civilians are not ready for this level of efficiency and precision at the work place

  7. OA

    November 2, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Ordinary pipe born water, good roads, and common infrastructure we don’t have yet they are pouring billions into something that can be achieved via other plausible and safer means. SMH!

    • Silent Majority

      November 2, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      Please mention the plausible means. We have a severe electricity generation and distribution problem with a growing population. Between this and corruption no one knows what hurts us more.

      Please mention these plausible means so we can learn from your expertise.

  8. Silent Majority

    November 2, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Please mention the plausible means.

    We have a severe electricity generation and distribution problem with a growing population. Between this and corruption no one knows what hurts us more.

    Please mention these plausible means so we can learn from your expertise.

  9. Tosin

    November 2, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    congratulations.

    oro wa, Olorun l’o ye. our matter pass ordinary matter.

  10. tunmi

    November 2, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I think this is good thing. Build the reactor well and have trained personnel and we will be fine.

  11. Professor X

    November 2, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Bad idea. We struggle with basic infrastructure: good roads, water supply and electricity. We cannot even provide security or adequate healthcare for Nigerian citizens. Yet someone in the Nigerian government thought pursuing a nuclear plant now is a great idea?

    I just knew they would located the facility in the South. They can take it to the North East – Sambisa forest to be exact.

  12. Ada_ugo

    November 3, 2017 at 2:43 am

    so after everything Nigeria has been through, they now want to finish the country patapata abi?

  13. Ajayi Oluwabukola

    November 3, 2017 at 6:58 am

    I seriously pray this won’t be positioned in the far north and the South South cos if militant groups and terrorist gain access to this…… ???

  14. Anthony Onu

    November 9, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Just another easy way to steal $20 Billion.
    Nigeria Govt. can’t maintain conventional power stations. Now they want Nuclear power stations
    Its a lie.

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