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Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by bacie(m): 1:43pm On Dec 12, 2019
- Senators agreed with the notion that nuclear energy is one of cleanest and safest source of energy in the world today

- Recall that the Nigeria and Russian Federation have signed bilateral agreements on nuclear energy cooperation

As the federal government of Nigeria presses on with its plan to diversify the nation's energy mix - with inclusion of nuclear energy technology from Russia, the Nigerian Senate has also called for the inclusion of nuclear power into the country’s energy mix.

This was part of the resolution reached by the upper chamber recently following a motion by Senator Tanko Al-Makura representing Nassarawa South senatorial district.

The Senate noted that the primary sources of energy for the production of electricity in Nigeria includes gas, hydro, oil and coal, with current power generation capacity of 7000 mega Watts.

The lawmakers noted that experts using modern energy modeling tools had estimated that for the Nigerian economy to grow at the rate of 10 percent, the country’s electricity requirement by 2020 will need to reach 30,000MW, and by 2030 it will be 78,000MW.

The red chamber agreed with the notion that nuclear energy is one of cleanest and safest source of energy in the world today and nuclear power generation does not produce greenhouse gases.

The lawmakers also hinted that they are aware that in 2006, Nigeria ratified critical treaties with International Atomic Energy agency (IAEA) Vienna Austria, with the aim of enabling Nigeria access nuclear power into the country’s energy mix.

Recalling that the Nigeria and Russian Federation signed bilateral agreements on nuclear energy cooperation, the Senate pointed out that the recent visit by President Muhammadu to Russia was a move in the right direction to stimulate implementation.

Worried that power outages in Nigeria have constituted the major constraint to the development of the manufacturing sector and negatively affect the cost of running business in Nigeria and ultimately the economy of the country, the Senate opined that unless the energy mix in Nigeria is broadened to include nuclear energy, the persistent power outages being experienced by the country will not be easy to address.

Accordingly the upper legislative chamber resolved to:

1. Urge the federal government to reposition the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority to enable it to carry out its mandate of ensuring safety, security safeguards and physical protection of nuclear materials including hazardous waste in Nigeria.

2. Urge the federal government to re-engineer, refocus and recognize the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission with the mandate to ensure timely contacts and negotiations with nuclear vendors for construction of nuclear power plants with time line.

3. Urge the federal government to expedite action on the Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards Bill currently with the Senate; and

4. Pass into law all treaties and protocols on nuclear energy as ratified by Nigeria.

Recall that in 2017, Russia's state-owned nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom and Nigeria signed agreements for the construction and operation of nuclear power plants and nuclear research centre in Nigeria.

Last month, African countries were advised to embrace nuclear research and energy to empower and grow their economies.

The advice was given at the African Nuclear Business Platform conference that took place on Tuesday, 15 and Wednesday, October 16 October in Nairobi, Kenya.

The conference gathered over 150 energy and nuclear professionals from across the globe.

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Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by Simplyleo: 1:48pm On Dec 12, 2019
These overfed idiots will just sit down and start talking about what they know nothing about.

Nuclear power source in this Nigeria where nobody is ready to do what is right?

I was onboard an aircraft few months ago. As the entry door was being shut, I heard sounds of something being hit with hammer and I started wondering aloud. A co-passenger sitting beside me who was a regular customer of the airline told me it was the door that was being shut. Imagine the use of hammer on a hi-tech equipment like an aircraft. Choi, I had no choice but to pray hard for journey mercy. angry

Nuclear power source no be budget padding o, someone should pls ring it to the ears of these lawmakers. angry

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Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by Racoon(m): 1:49pm On Dec 12, 2019
shocked What the Bleep! When "to provide 24hours (stable) electricity is still rocket science" to the APC government even after kicking out PDP for the past 4years.Crase they worry una

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Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by Simplyleo: 1:58pm On Dec 12, 2019
Racoon:
shocked What the Bleep! When "to provide 24hours (stable) electricity is still rocket science" to the APC government even after kicking out PDP for the past 4years.Crase they worry una
I'm not in support of the move, but this your comment says alot about your understanding of the meaning of nuclear energy. cool

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Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by UAE123(m): 2:02pm On Dec 12, 2019
It long overdue & we need a stable light in Nigeria

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Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by oz4real83(m): 2:03pm On Dec 12, 2019
Countries that have nuclear technology, experience and have already been operating nuclear power plants for years are shutting down their nuclear power plants. Germany has almost shut all down. Nigeria that doesn't is planning to go into it while ignoring the enormous reserves of solar energy, gas, hydropower, coal and many more that can easily be processed to generate power. Our leaders keeps making and boasting about big plans that they can't achieve while they won't do anything about those little plans that can make a difference in the lives of the people. Poor leadership keeps killing this country.

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Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by hisgrace090: 2:03pm On Dec 12, 2019
Nuclear power have come to stay and its time for us to embrace it, there is no harm in trial!
Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by TheFacelessMan: 2:53pm On Dec 12, 2019
Simplyleo:
These overfed idiots will just sit down and start talking about what they know nothing about.

Nuclear power source in this Nigeria where nobody is ready to do what is right?

I was onboard an aircraft few months ago. As the entry door was being shut, I heard sounds of something being hit with hammer and I started wondering aloud. A co-passenger sitting beside me who was a regular customer of the airline told me it was the door that was being shut. Imagine the use of hammer on a hi-tech equipment like an aircraft. Choi, I had no choice but to pray hard for journey mercy. angry

Nuclear power source no be budget padding o, someone should pls ring it to the ears of these lawmakers. angry

I like reading comments from people who are objective and not just blindly pro-FG as some would like to think.

Objective critical thinking is very rare in Nigerians. Only few with quality education (usually) have those skills.

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Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by landmark86: 2:53pm On Dec 12, 2019
Believe Nigeria senate at your prick grin
Country wey can't pay just 30k minimum wage.





Abeg next topic

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Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by pickatyou: 2:53pm On Dec 12, 2019
Its a way forward truly but if kept in a careless and wrong hand, nuclear energy could be dangerous and disastrous.
Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by Bringback9ja: 2:54pm On Dec 12, 2019
We need electricity for better economy.

Government policies can't give us better economy without stable electricity.

This is not rocket science
Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by Humphrizy(m): 2:54pm On Dec 12, 2019
Let's watch and see how it goes.

This country matter just tire person undecided E big pass Zuma rock

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Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by Fisher007: 2:54pm On Dec 12, 2019
Hmm senators that have no knowledge of what they are proposing.

All they see is how they can quickly cashout from the deal that will be made.

Infact by the time you will see the budget or allocation for this, you will tell them to just repair our current options that we have.

Ask them how will it be maintained ?
By who (local staff or foreigners )?
How sustainable is it on a longterm for us as a nation.

Infact why am i even bothered. Na audio project e go bi last last. Hmm hmm

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Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by visijo(m): 2:55pm On Dec 12, 2019
After "jingle bell jingle bells, jingle all the way". The next verse depends on the primary school you attended
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Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by Tekzyflex(m): 2:55pm On Dec 12, 2019
Same Old story since 1983.....nigerians are used to dark age
Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by pat077: 2:55pm On Dec 12, 2019
Let them build the plant in daura or the senate president's home town

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Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by Ladycoolbreeze(f): 2:56pm On Dec 12, 2019
Issokay
Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by AuthegaPRIMUS(m): 2:56pm On Dec 12, 2019
Please, we cannot manage our population, Na nuclear energy them wan chuk eye. Chai
Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by Tonymegabush1(m): 2:56pm On Dec 12, 2019
Am coming back
Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by Fvckmoderators: 2:56pm On Dec 12, 2019
Anything nuclear increases radiation levels.

Someone correct me if i am wrong
Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by RexTramadol1: 2:56pm On Dec 12, 2019
It doesn't work by words tho'





Buh I think it's just talk
Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by Dobson43: 2:58pm On Dec 12, 2019
grin



It's a laudable approach to fixing power problems but if things go south..........




I rather be a stranger in Moscow.

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Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by H2ho(m): 2:58pm On Dec 12, 2019
What kind of nonesense is this?
Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by Patrioticman007(m): 2:59pm On Dec 12, 2019
We need NUCLEAR POWER for our national development. 8ters & Ipobians can choose charcoal power supply, that's their private problems.
Upper level here we come.
Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by Giftexx: 2:59pm On Dec 12, 2019
In a recent post,
A professor said that a simple mistake with the Nuclear plant can wipe out Nigeria... how true?

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Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by Crackow12: 2:59pm On Dec 12, 2019
grin ;DManaging hydroelectric power is a problem on its own and you are talking about Nuclear Energy. Misplaced priority, we are not ripe for this.

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Re: Nigerian Senate Makes Case For Nuclear Energy by redsun(m): 2:59pm On Dec 12, 2019
Diiickheads, they haven't understood the concept or tapped the abundant coal resources in Nigeria for energy, they are talking of nuclear. Nappyheads.

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