A top Nigerian singer, Adekunle Gold, has reacted to a newly introduced bill seeking to ban the use of generators in Nigeria.
City People had on Wednesday reported that the bill, which proposes to ban the importation and use of all kinds of generators, passed first reading at plenary.
The legislation also stipulates a 10-year jail term for defaulters, if eventually passed into law.
“Imports generating sets; or knowingly sells generating sets shall be guilty of an offence and be liable on conviction to be sentenced to imprisonment for a term, not less than ten years,” part of the bill read.
The legislation, however, exempts generating sets used for “essential services.”
The bill has been generating clouds of dust on social media platforms since its introduction at the senate, with many Nigerians sharing their opinions on it.
Joining the fray, Gold questioned the rationality behind such an idea when, according to him, the government has failed to provide constant electricity for Nigerians.
“A government that can’t provide constant electricity thinks it’s genius to ban generators nationwide,” he wrote on Twitter.
The gifted singer has continued to blaze the trail ever since he dropped ‘Sade’, a cover of One Direction’s ‘Story of My Life’ on December 19, 2014.
Gold, who clocked 33 earlier this year, had tied the knot with Simisola Ogunleye, fellow singer, in a low-key wedding in January 2019.