Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday stated that the Federal Government is working to provide alternative energy sources through a mix of renewable and nuclear energy to improve power generation in the country.
Prof. Osinbajo said that in addition to hydro and thermal sources of power generation presently being used in the country, the Federal Government is making efforts to explore other options for electricity, including solar power.
The Vice President spoke yesterday while receiving a delegation of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, led by its Director-General, Dr Erepamo Osaisai who came to present a report on the Implementation of the Nuclear Power Programme for Nigeria, conducted in partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
“The long and short of it is that we definitely need a mix of energy choices because in the next decade such a mix will be imperative,” Vice President Osinbajo said.
Dr Dohee Hann, the Director, Nuclear Power at the International Atomic Energy Agency informed the Vice President that Nigeria as Africa’s leading economy needed to consider nuclear energy for electricity to address the power deficit.
Also, the leader of the delegation Dr. Erepamo Osaisai said the report articulated how Nigeria can safely and efficiently explore the use of nuclear energy.