President Buhari Lauds IAEA Commitment To Nigeria’s Nuclear Energy


President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, for Nigeria’s aspiration to generate electricity using nuclear energy. He expressed his gratitude that the organisation was developing a programme from which Nigeria will benefit. President Buhari charged the IAEA to do more to support Nigeria.

 The Director-General of the IAEA, Mr. Yukiya Amano, said he was pleased to see that Nigeria was taking the correct steps, so far, toward a safe usage of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

The ministers of Power, Solid Minerals, Health, Science and Technology hinted on the preparatory steps taken so far, which includes the training of doctors and other medical specialists to prepare for unforeseen circumstances, the establishment of specialist medical centres and the procurement of necessary equipment aimed at protecting the health of the citizens.

The ministers revealed Nigeria is aspiring to start a programme in the coming years that will give the country 1000 megawatts of electricity in the first instance, to be increased to 4,000 megawatts thereafter.

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