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Importation of ‘I pass my Neighbour’ Generating Set Banned by FG



The Federal Government of Nigeria, has banned the importation of the small generating set, otherwise known as, ‘I pass my neighbour generator,’ mostly used by low-income income earners, medium and small businesses in the country.

The Nigerian Customs (NCS), Federation Operations Unit, Zone A Comptroller, Mr Madugu Sanni Jubrin, disclosed this to newsmen in Lagos.

He said the Federal Government deemed it fit to ban the importation of the generating set, due to its incessant emissions of carbon monoxide, which is not good for the environment and eco system.

He further added that the command has seized 4,733 goods worth N52 million so far and has also arrested some suspected smugglers since he assumed duties one week ago.

He said the seizures were made possible through intelligence gathering and other measures put in place by the unit with a view to ensuring that the supply chains of smugglers were fully blocked.

“The smaller generators have been banned by the Federal Government because it is causing air pollution and destruction of our lungs and breathing system. That is why they have banned it but people are still interested in smuggling them in, that is why we intercepted them”, he said.