Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s federal government said on 22 December that it had concluded plans with Russia to build NPPs in Geregu in Kogi state and Itu in Akwa Ibom state. Premium Times quoted Science and Technology Minister Ogbonnaya Onu as saying that the plants are expected to meet the needs of Nigerians in diverse areas including agriculture, health, technology, education, manufacturing. He said: “It is a manageable source of generating electricity and has large power-generating capacity that can meet industrial and city needs. “It is not like the low-power technologies such as solar that might meet only local, residential or office needs but cannot generate power for heavy manufacturing.”