As Oil Producers, We Should Frustrate Sale Of Electric Vehicles In Nigeria — Ike Ekweremadu Says

Published 1 month ago by: success Xenab
at 10:36 PM, 17/04/2019 (1 month ago)

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Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said that, as an oil producing country, sale of electric cars in Nigeria should be frustrated.

“This will enable us to sell our oil,” Ekweremadu argued.

Ekweremadu spoke at the Plenary on Wednesday as the senators debated a bill sponsored by Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP Bayelsa East ).

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Murray-Bruce had sponsored a bill for an Act to phase out petrol vehicles by 2035 and introduce electric cars.

In his argument, the senator had argued that electric cars are healthy, economical and would not deplete the ozone layer.

“In no distant time, combustible vehicles would be phased out; and the earlier Nigeria buys into the change, the better.

“I own an electric car that I have been using for the past five years. It is cheaper to maintain and durable,” the senator added.

The bill ignited debates in the hallowed chamber, as each senator aired reasons for the rejection of the bill.

In his submission, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu commended Murray-Bruce for his “uncommon common sense and brilliant ideas,” but noted that the ancillary to Section 41 of the 1999 Constitution grants Nigerians freedom of movement; and that there is no need to introduce a law to mandate the use of electric cars.

Continuing, Ekweremadu said, “Besides, in economic sense, we are an oil producing country. So, we should do everything possible to frustrate the sale of electric cars in Nigeria to enable us to sell our oil.”

Senator Barau Jibrin (APC-Kano) said while electric vehicles no doubt would be more friendly to the environment and health, making its use mandatory was not feasible.

“We have to look at individual networth. Not all Nigerians can afford the vehicles at a given time.

“We all know the importance of vehicles in our daily activities. So, banning use of fuel cars will cause hardship, particularly for those who may not be able to acquire electric cars.

Murray-Bruce withdrew the bill ultimately.

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willyking at 11:23 PM, 17/04/2019 (1 month ago)
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Because na una money them want take buy am make thunder fire all of una..
kaposky at 11:26 PM, 17/04/2019 (1 month ago)
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mgiwa6 at 12:11 AM, 18/04/2019 (1 month ago)
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How ignorant when the whole world is moving away from fossil fuel because of global warming!
dopygenius at 06:51 AM, 18/04/2019 (1 month ago)
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You all are all bunch of failures, make my money climb I just can't wait to live this shit hole country for good.... bastardsssssssss
maizaxx at 11:09 AM, 18/04/2019 (1 month ago)
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It's just sheer stupidity. We should start thinking of other alternative of revenue generation.
OzohLawrence at 04:17 PM, 18/04/2019 (1 month ago)
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That man called Ekweremadu,.I don't blaim you Ekwere,.because you succeeded again cannot make us to believe in you, now we know you are an Evil man,.OK,how much is your salary, that's how you dupe the people you're ruling, don't worry, you will be paying the penalty one by one


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