In order to achieve the electricity needs of the country, the Buhari presidency is considering a mix of energy sources according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Besides working to improve power generation from the national grid, alternative sources of energy especially renewable energy are being actively pursued by the Federal Government, and earlier today the Vice President observed that nuclear energy might also be in the mix.
“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.’’
In addition to the existing mix of hydro and thermal sources of power generation, Osinbajo disclosed that the Federal Government was equally working on the possibility of utilizing other energy sources including the solar option.
He spoke earlier today in his office while receiving a delegation of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission led its Director-General, Erepamo Osaisai who came to present a report on the Implementation of Nuclear Power Programme for Nigeria, conducted in partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Earlier at the meeting, Dohee Hann, the Director, Nuclear Power at the International Atomic Energy Agency informed the Vice President that Nigeria as Africa’s leading economy needs to consider nuclear energy for electricity in order to address the power deficit.
Also, the leader of the delegation, Osaisai, disclosed that the presentation of the report to the Vice President was an important stage in the process, emphasizing that the report had articulated how the nation can meet the infrastructural need for nuclear power programme for the country.