National Assembly Considering Ban On Importation Of Generators

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The National Assembly has disclosed that it is mulling over enacting legislative measures to safeguard the growth of Nigeria’s nascent liberalised power sector.

The National Assembly Thursday, also expressed worry over incessant vandalisation of key pipelines that convey gas to thermal power stations in the country.

This came just as the Ministry of Power announced the approval of President Goodluck Jonathan for the constitution of a hybrid National Council on Power, made up of high profile representatives from the three tiers of government; federal, state and local governments in Nigeria to work out shared challenges in the country’s power sector.

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Power, Senator Philip Aduda stated the national assembly’s displeasure with developments in the gas-to-power segment of the country’s power sector. He noted that such legislative measures may include a ban on importation of generating sets into the country.

If the lawmakers ban the importation of generating sets, it may restore confidence in Nigerians on the government’s commitment to ensure improved power supply in the country. Many are already of the opinion that big powers behind major importation of generating sets are the ones sabotaging the government’s efforts or good intentions towards improved power supply in the country.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Liston T̶̲̥̅Ơ̴͡ me so called national assembly. Why did u show the picture of small I pass ♍Ɣ‎​‎​‎​ neighbour generator. I will prefer u show the one u use I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ U̶̲̥̅̊Я houses. Or your type ℓ̊s not called generator? When u hav failed due T̶̲̥̅Ơ̴͡ U̶̲̥̅̊Я corrupt aptitude nd now blaiming it on vadalised gas line. What has govt done I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ the last 15yrs? ℓ̊s it vandalisations that stop their delivering? If u have nothing T̶̲̥̅Ơ̴͡ offer nigerians, pls just sactisfy U̶̲̥̅̊Я fat stomach and get out of that place.

  2. If this ban is successful without the prior solution to our epileptic power supply, then it will be the dumbest decision ever. Absolute rubbish!!!

  3. If only if d cost of maitenance of aso rock plant and d cost of buyin diesel to fuel those heavy generators cld b bound from d annual budget…

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