Nigeria will get its first nuclear energy plant by the mid 2020 s.

The President , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission ( Nigatom ) , Simon Pesco Mallam , made the disclosure at the just – concluded 2018 AtomExpo in Sochi , Russia.

Mallam told newsmen exclusively : “We have a roadmap and that is by the mid 2020 s. We hope we can get a commercial plant and add three more in five to 10 years .”

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As to whether Nigeria would be partnering with Russia or not, he said : “We have a good agreement with Russia, but we have not signed any contractual agreements yet . We have signed operational agreements , project development agreements , but not any commercial contractual agreements . ”