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Earlier this week, Russia and Nigeria signed agreements on construction and operation of a Nuclear Power Plant and a Research Center housing a multi-purpose nuclear research reactor on the territory of Federal Republic of Nigeria.

In a statement, Russia’s Rosatom said that a roadmap for cooperation in the field of peaceful usage of nuclear technologies was also signed.

Nuclear project deal

The pair initiated their partnership in 2009 by executing an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of the peaceful usage of nuclear technologies.

On behalf of Rosatom, the documents were signed by Anton Moskvin, Vice president for Marketing and Business Development of Rusatom Overseas (a part of Rosatom).

The Russian firm noted that the signer on behalf of Nigeria was Simon Pesco Mallam, Chairman of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission.

Anton Moskvin, Vice president for Marketing and Business Development of Rusatom Overseas (a part of Rosatom) and Simon Pesco Mallam, Chairman of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Source: Rosatom

According to the company statement, the ceremony was attended by director general of Rosatom Alexey Likhachev and Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the international organisations in Vienna, Vivian Nwunaku Rose Okeke.

Anton Moskvin said: "The development of nuclear technologies will allow Nigeria to strengthen its position as one of the leading countries of the African continent.

"These are the projects of a large scale and strategic importance, that will determine the relationship between our two countries in the long term.” Read more...

The feasibility studies for the nuclear power plant project and the research center construction will include site screening, as well as the determination of key parameters of implementation, including; capacity, equipment lists, time frames and stages of implementation, as well as financing schemes, the firm noted.

 

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