Senator Bima Enagi on Wednesday March 11, introduced a bill seeking a ban on importation of generators and jail term for its sellers.
The lawmaker representing Niger South Senatorial District, proposed at least ten years imprisonment for any person who knowingly sells generator sets.
The bill which passed its first reading in the senate chamber, reads in part;
The bill however exempted the use of generating sets for essential services which include:
It further directed that “approval for exclusion shall, however, be obtained from the Minister in charge of Power, who shall brief the Federal Executive Council quarterly on approvals granted.”
Lawmakers are expected to debate on the bill which came four months after the Senate rejected a resolution to temporarily ban the importation of generators.
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