Sustainable nuclear energy exploration in Nigeria - A SWOT analysis

Felix A. Ishola, Obafemi O. Olatunji, Olayinka O. Ayo, Stephen A. Akinlabi, Paul A. Adedeji, A. O. Inegbenebor

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Nigeria is at the threshold of joining the countries that are harnessing energy from nuclear resources as the global effort is ongoing to achieve a safe and secure nuclear regime. The failure or success of this venture tremendously depends on their preparedness to achieve the global standards of nuclear security and safety. Despite the commendable efforts that have been made towards nuclear security, there are still some significant loopholes which could retard these signs of progress if not addressed. This paper reviews Nigeria's venture into nuclear energy while considering global effort towards nuclear security and safety. The authors conducted interviews with some of the renowned indigenous energy research specialists to ascertain a valued SWOT analysis by weighing the risk factors associated with Nuclear safety and development in the country. It was concluded that the nuclear energy can be harnessed in Nigeria, provided there would be strict compliance with best global practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1165-1171
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2nd International Conference on Sustainable Materials Processing and Manufacturing, SMPM 2019 - Sun City, South Africa
Duration: 8 Mar 201910 Mar 2019


  • Nuclear Safety
  • Risk Analysis
  • SWOT analysis
  • Sustainable Energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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