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A new nuclear power agreement in Nigeria

DW readers wrote in to tell us about nuclear energy policy where they live.

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Unfortunately, in Nigeria, issues like this do not make the front burner. We have general elections in three weeks, but I am worried because early last year the Nigerian government signed agreements with the Iranian government to help with nuclear technology to generate power in a bid to address our power challenge. The country of over 150 million people currently generates less than 5,000 megawatts of electricity. So, we are badly searching for alternative sources of energy after billions of dollars have been expended in the last decade, and nothing can be shown for it. We've got massive solar and wind resources. I think these are better options for us. We definitely lack the capacity to handle the risks of nuclear power despite our location on safer tectonic plates.

-- Ayo Okulaja, Nigeria

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