Russian President Vladimir remains one of the heads of state we respect, but when it comes to anything about establishing nuclear plant in Nigeria we are not amused.
We note the announced plan by the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria that the Russian and Nigerian governments are planning to establish a nuclear centre in Nigeria, and we say No to it.
The reason why we say No is that nuclear energy, while being a ‘clean’ source of energy is one of the most dangerous, and considering the currentl poor safety record in Nigeria, this is not the time to think of making inroads into nuclear energy.
NIGCOMSAT 1 EXAMPLE
When Nigeria’s first sattelite NIGCOMSAT 1 was lost in space, all the country lost was hundreds of millions in money. But a nuclear accident is no childs play. Even Russia that wants to bring such technology with all its technological advancement, suffered about the worst nuclear disaster in the world when the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in Ukraine had an accident.
The city of Chernobyl remains a ghost town till today, as a result of that accident. People have died from cancer, years after the accident, and people’s ancestral lands have been laid waste, as generations simply can’t step into Chernobyl for fear of radioactive poisoning.
Let every Nigeria continue to legally oppose the establishment of nuclear centre or power plant in his hometown. If they want to give us electricity, let them give us coal power, not nuclear power.