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Minister seeks support of IAEA on nuclear energy

ABUJA—The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Alhassan Bako Zaku has solicited the continued support of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the development of   nuclear technology in the country.

The Minister made this call during the visit to the Minister by the Director-General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ,Amb. Yukiya Amano in Abuja yesterday.

Dr. Zaku also said the country would also need more supports of the Agency in the promotion of global nuclear safety and security, stressing that Nigeria needed capacity building to man the nuclear technology. “The use of fossil fuel should be discouraged due to its adverse effect on the environment” he said.

Earlier, the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Ambassador Yukiya Amano said he was in Nigeria to lend support to the country in the areas of nuclear technology and capacity building and other areas of human endearvours.


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