A suggestion for five-year temporary ban of importation of generators, by senator Francis Fadahunsi has been rejected by the senate.

According to Fadahunsi, the reason for the ban is to hasten the solution to the energy crisis in Nigeria.

This development emerged from a debate on the motion sponsored by Senator Chukwuka Utazi, on the need to address Nigeria’s power problems.

Fadahunsi whose suggestion was shut down by his colleagues started when he urged the Senate to include the ban on importation of generators for five years in its prayers.

While the deliberation on, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan subjected it to a voice vote after the prayer was shut down by senators.

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