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Nigerians React To Senate’s Plan To Ban Generators In Nigeria

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Nigerians React To Senate's Plan To Ban Generators In Nigeria

A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted plans by the Nigerian Senate to ban generators in Nigeria.

Naija News had reported earlier that a bill to ban the use of electricity generating sets in Nigeria passed first reading at the Senate plenary on Wednesday.

The bill, sponsored by Senator Bima Enagi representing Niger South, is proposing a ban on the use of electric generators in the country. The bill also seeks to ban the import of all kinds of generators into Nigeria.

This online news platform understands that the bill proposes a minimum of 10 years of jail term for anyone who imports or sells generators in Nigeria.

According to the bill, anybody who: “Imports generating sets; or knowingly sells generating sets shall be guilty of an offence and be liable on conviction to be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not less than ten years”.

The bill added that all persons are hereby directed to “stop the use of electricity generating sets which run on diesel/petrol/kerosene of all capacities with immediate effect in the country”.

Moments after the news broke, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to react to the matter.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…

 

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