An environmental activist, Mr. Nnimo Bassey, has urged the Federal Government to invest the money for the proposed nuclear power project into solar power generation.
Bassey, stated this recently at the University of Port Harcourt, during an event on Peace, Nuclear Power and Types of Conflicts.
He said most times, the country proposes things without thinking about the money involved.
“The thing is that the power that this nuclear project will generate for the country can be easily generated from solar installation”, he said.
According to him, solar energy is safer and can be put in place without much expenses.
The activist further stressed that, such monies could be used, for renewable power development.
“if you have nuclear power, you must depend on the national grid, but with solar, you can target communities and neighborhoods that do not have transmission lines”, he said.
He added that, with such an arrangement Nigeria could be adequately electrified.
Also speaking at the event, Mr. Chris Wear, said he is not in support of the plan for the Federal Government to build “nuclear plant in the country.
Wear, who bared his mind after shortly after a speech he delivered explained, that nuclear plants lead to radiations and leaks that are extremely dangerous, to the environment and health of the people.
“Nuclear power creates energy which leads to the production of a nuclear bomb and leaks can lead to radiations and expose health hazards to the populace”, he said.
According to him, nuclear plants are not suitable for developing countries like Nigeria.