The bill which has passed the first reading in the Senate, christened ‘A Bill for an Act to prohibit/ban the importation/use of generating sets to curb the menace of environmental (air) pollution and to facilitate the development of power sector’ was sponsored by Senator Enagi Bima (APC-Niger).
According to the bill, “Any person 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 10 years.
“Provided that this subsection shall not apply to the importation or sale of any generating set to be used for essential services.”
The ban, however, excluded essential services.
The bill added, “The ban or prohibition of generating sets shall not include generating sets used for essential services which include Medical purposes (hospitals and nursing homes and healthcare facilities), airports, railway stations/services, elevators (lifts), escalators, research Institutions, and such facilities that require 24 hours electric power supply.”
While Nigerians have condemned the bill on several social media platforms, Wizkid has voiced his mind and made his view known on why such a bill should be trash because of wrong timing.
Taking to his twitter handle, Wizkid, urged the lawmakers to ensure there is 24hrs steady power supply before proposing such bill.
“Fvcking d!ck heads! Give us 24hr electricity first”