Bill To Ban Importation of Generators Passes First Reading In Senate

A bill seeking to ban the importation of power generating sets has passed first reading in the Nigerian Senate.

The piece of legislation titled "Generating Set (Prohibition/Ban) Bill 2020 is sponsored by the lawmaker representing Niger South Senatorial District, Muhammad Bima.

The bill seeks to impose a 10 year jail term on generator sellers and is aimed at curbing the menace of environmental pollution and facilitating the development of the power sector.