Nigerian leader: Nuke energy in 12 years?
(China5e, Aug 3, 2006) Nigeria's president has pledged his oil-rich but infrastructure-poor West African nation will build a nuclear power plant within 12 years.
Despite being Africa's leading oil producer and the fifth biggest supplier of crude to the United States, most of Nigeria's 130 million people remain deeply impoverished. Blackouts are common in major cities and few rural areas have steady access to electricity.
"Today ... marks day one in the timeline of our national nuclear electricity program," President Olusegun Obasanjo said Monday in the capital Abuja at the inauguration of the Board of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, a state nuclear advisory body.
Obasanjo said any nuclear capacity Nigeria develops would be used for peaceful purposes. He asked the Justice Ministry to draft legislation governing the use of nuclear technologies.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
America has it. Why not everyone else??
We have used it, so we clearly should be the last country to have it, but since we do so may everyone else