Title: Ecological and social and economic researches of the possible development of nuclear energy in the Federal Republic of Nigeria in real time
Authors: Оrumo Kеnoll; Alexandr Prokopevich Elokhin; Alexandr Ivanovich Ksenofontov
Addresses: National Protection and Programs Directorate of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, Abuja, Nigeria; National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, 115499 Moscow, Russia ' National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, 115499 Moscow, Russia ' National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, 115499 Moscow, Russia
Abstract: The paper analyses economic, environmental and social problems that have a certain impact on the development of nuclear energy in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The analysis examined the political structure of the country, demographic and religious characteristics of population of the regions, the ecology, the general state of the economy, agriculture and industry in Nigeria. Special attention was paid to the oil industry in Nigeria which provides OPEC membership for the country. The paper shows that for sustainable development of the economy, the country lacks energy capacities. To solve this problem, hydropower plants as well as thermal-power plants are being designed and the government has decided to commission two nuclear-power plants considering the country's population of 201 million people with continual rapid growth. However, both the construction of nuclear-power plants and their operations are hampered by military conflicts in Nigeria hence the need to take increased safety measures for the physical protection of both specialists involved in the construction of radiation-hazardous facilities and the facilities themselves.
Keywords: Federal Republic of Nigeria; political structure; social and economic situation of the population; agriculture; industry; ecology; crime; conditions for the construction of nuclear power plants.
International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology, 2019 Vol.4 No.4, pp.256 - 272
Received: 02 Oct 2019
Accepted: 08 Nov 2019
Published online: 16 Mar 2020 *