Russia to build nuclear science center in Nigeria

May 30, 2016 12:00 AM

Russia and Nigeria signed a cooperation agreement on construction of a center for nuclear science in this African country, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the signing ceremony on Monday.

The intergovernmental agreement was signed at the Atomexpo-2016 forum in Moscow by Sergey Kirienko, the general director of Russia's state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, and Franklin Osaisai, chairman of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission.

"Today we signed the cooperation agreement on construction of the center, which will include a 10-megawatt water-cooled research reactor," Kirienko said after the ceremony.

According to Kirienko, the necessary legal framework has been created for this project.

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