FG Bans Importation Of Small Generators


The Federal government has banned the importation of small generators, popularly called “I better pass my neighbour”.

The Controller, Federation Operations Unit Zone A, Lagos of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Madugu Sanni Jubrin disclosed this, yesterday. He said: “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. If you go to the market, you still see them because people have imported them before the ban. So it is the leftover they had before the ban that they are selling because the law did not backdate the ban and it is not an absolute prohibition. It is prohibition by trade which means you cannot bring it in large quantity and sell to the public. That is the type of prohibition we have on this but if you buy one piece, Customs will not seize it,” Jubrin said.


  1. FG shouid ban all, including big one will dont want it any more, but FG must give us stability power supply and cataabora or else will will suffer for the ban. adjtppatd .

  2. Na una make nija dey like dis, after una don collabo wit NEPA abi na PHCN self say una wan dey import generator enta we country y effect no go dey happen.Na God we dey beg make better head dey der.
    FG should know they are the cause to this, if you must stop the importation of small gen then, all that generates light at homes, companies, factories e.t.c without the power supply must be banned. These could be done if there is a stability power supply in Nigeria.


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