Nuclear Reactor

Russia and Nigeria Sign Nuclear Deal

Russia has signed agreements with Nigeria to build and operate a nuclear power plant in the oil-rich West African nation that has a deficit of reliable power and faces security challenges by Islamist militants in the far northeast, Bloomberg reports.

In 2009 the nations signed an intergovernmental agreement on co-operation for the peaceful usage of nuclear technologies. Nigeria was in talks with Rosatom to build as many as four nuclear power plants costing about US$20bn.

Africa’s most populous nation distributes an average of 4,500MW of electricity.

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