No Framework For Nuclear Power Generation —NERC

THE Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has admitted to holding talks with Russia’s Rosatom over the possibility of building nuclear power plants in the country, but said the talks are ambitious as the nation does not have a specific framework for the generation of energy from nuclear sources.
It was reported last month that Nigeria was looking at the possibility of building four nuclear power plants at an estimated cost of $80bn, and that the country had signed an agreement with Rosatom to cooperate on the design, construction, operation and decommissioning of an atomic power facility, with the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, Franklin Osaisai, said to have confirmed the deal.
The NERC however said there was a system in place for the licensing of companies intending to generate power, but added that there was no specific framework for nuclear power generation.