Russia’s state-run nuclear energy corporation, ROSATOM, says it has acquainted three Nigerian youths with its leading institutions for nuclear research.
The company, in a statement on Tuesday, said this was in-line with its efforts to inspire and raise the next generation of nuclear energy technology experts in Nigeria.
It said the Nigerian trio Egbe Joy, Derick Nwasor and Oghale Yome emerged winners of ROSATOM Africa’s “Atoms for Africa” competition.
“It required them to research how innovative use of nuclear technologies can assist in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.
“Over the course of their week-long stay in Russia, the trio visited the first science city of Russia situated in Obninsk and the first nuclear power plant to be built in the world, also based in Obninsk.
“Other sites visited included a tour to the winter wonderland at Tomsk in Siberia where they witnessed how Tomsk Polytechnic University is using its research reactor for educational purposes and training,” it said.
According to the company, the delegation also had roundtable discussions both in Tomsk Polytechnic University and National Research Nuclear University with African students pursuing nuclear education studies in Russia.