By Hassan Haruna Ginsau
Delegates at the national conference yesterday rejected a proposal by its committee on science and technology calling for the government’s commitment to nuclear technology.
The recommendation, which also proposed capacity building, was rejected by delegates during the adoption session of the committee’s report.
During deliberations on the committee’s report last week, delegates argued that the Nigerian Government was not ready to handle something as complex and at the same time delicate as nuclear technology.
A delegate, Atedo Peterside while submitting an amendment to drop nuclear technology from the report noted that Nigeria “couldn’t even manage a road accident talkless of a nuclear technology”
Other delegates against the recommendation pointed out that even nations such as Germany and japan, with the development and advancement they possessed had abandoned the technology because of their inability to manage accidents similar to those experienced in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant.