Senator Shehu Sani has revealed how lawmakers at the Red Chambers quickly through Senator Ben Murray-Bruce’s “Electric cars bill” out if the window.
The lawmaker representing Bayelsa East has been calling on the Nigerian government to do away with its over-dependence on cars that use diesel or petrol.
According to him, “electric cars will force us to fix our power infrastructure, which will itself have multiplier effects for our economy because it will provide power, which is the lifeblood of a modern economy.”
He also revealed his surprise about his Senate colleagues and the Executive have not seen the potential of electric cars.
In a tweet recently, the lawmaker condemned plans by the federal government to borrow almost $10 billion from China to build railways for “obsolete diesel-powered trains when some Western nations will even pay us to take their obsolete diesel trains?”
He noted that every sensible country is running to electric. But Nigeria is running to petrol and diesel.”
The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central, Sani who said he supports the “Electric car bill”, revealed in a tweet on Sunday — how colleagues including those of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) treated the bill by the Bayelsa East senator — But he wasn’t permitted to speak.
He wrote: When @benmurraybruce moved his motion on electric cars, Senators permitted to speak came out with Koboko and lashed at him; When it was @dino_melaye’s time to speak, Ben thought a saviour has come, until Dino brought out a cable whip and the motion was sent to its early grave; I wasn’t permitted.