Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, on Tuesday, said there are plans to boost electricity supply in the state using Nuclear power. He spoke at the 4th BRF meets Business Corporate Assembly held at the Lekki Free Trade Zone. Fashola stated that Nuclear power is being considered due to ease of deployment and the time by which it could be realised.
Governor Fashola said that 12 megawatts of power would be used for the kick-off of the free trade zone next year. Some of the facilities at the expansive zone include an airport and a sea port.
The trade zone is also expected to generate jobs, as one of its earliest investors, the Dangote Refinery, has promised to employ 800 people when it commences operation next year.
Dangote Refinery, a subsidiary of the Dangote Group, has reportedly been approved by the Directorate of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to begin construction.
Governor Fashola added that ”more than 2,000 people will be employed during the construction of the refinery. This is certainly good news for the people of the state”