The Nigerian Government is set to introduce nuclear power in order to boost electricity generation in the country and has shown a high level of commitment to that effect. The news of the commitment of the Federal Government to introducing Nuclear power was disclosed by Mr Dmitry Shornikov, an expert and Chief Executive Officer, Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation (ROSATOM) in Abuja on Tuesday.
He noted that the Nigeria is following all the correct steps required to be ready for Nuclear power production.
“The Nigerian Government has shown firm commitment to introduce nuclear power into its energy mix. “As part of the government’s programme to deploy nuclear power plants for electricity generation in the country, the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission was activated in April 2006.
“One of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) guidelines for newcomer countries envisages assistance to adapt national energy grids for special requirements of reliability and safety.“If a country that wants to develop nuclear programme does not have adequate grid infrastructure, it should follow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) guidelines in order to rectify this.
He also said that ROSATOM was committed to assisting Nigeria archive its nuclear energy production ambition.
Terrible Windstorm Destroys over 300 Electricity Poles in Bauchi
A terrible windstorm on Sunday destroyed over 300 Electricity poles in areas within the Bauchi Metropolis. The news was disclosed by Alhaji Hafiz Sale Hassan, the Bauchi Regional Director of Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC), while speaking with journalists in Bauchi.
He said that apart from electric poles, other equipment like armoured and alluminium cables, insulators, communication masts among others were badly affected by the windstorm. He also said that a report on the situation would be sent to the National Headquarters of the company for executive management attention and necessary action while calling on the general public to protect electricity equipment in their areas from vandals who use opportunities like this to vandalize.
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Consumers in Port Harcourt Decry Poor Power Supply From PHEDC
Electricity consumers residing in Rumuodara parts of Port Harcourt have decried the low distribution of power supply by the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC). In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), some of the residents said that they do not receive power from PHEDC in there area with a particular electricity consumer noting that his area had been without steady power supply for over three moths. Other customers also complained of not being metered.
The PHEDC on responding to the customers through the Manager, Corporate Affairs, PHEDC, Mr John Onyi, said that distribution of meter was in phases and that it would soon get to them. Mr Onyi also said that the company distributes power according to what it gets from the National Grid through systematic load shedding and urged residents to stop bypassing or diverting the loads from the meter directly to their air condition and other electronics used in their houses.
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