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Senators shoot down prayer for ban on importation of generators



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Nigerian Senators on Tuesday shot down a suggestion by Senator Francis Fadahunsi for a five year ban on the importation of generators into the country.

Fadahunsi had asked the Senate to include the prayer into a motion moved by Senator Chukwuka Utazi on the need to address the nation’s power problem.

According to Fadahunsi, a temporal five years ban would help hasten the solution to the energy crisis in the country.

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The prayer was shut down by senators when the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan subjected it to a voice vote.

The Senate however, mandated its Committee on Power to investigate the activities of power generating and distribution companies with a view to unravelling the causes of unsteady power supply in the country.

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