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Senate Rejects Bills To Phase Out Petrol Cars, Open Up Nigerian Citizenship

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The Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that sought to phase out the use of petrol cars and introduce electric cars in Nigeria by the year 2035.

Senators also rejected another bill that sought to open up the Nigerian citizenship to other Africans.

The two bills were sponsored separately by Sen Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP, Bayelsa).

The senator told his colleagues that combustion cars were causing pollution and contribute to global warming and that developed countries were gradually phasing them out.

However, Sen Jibrin Barau (APC, Kano), said there was no need to make any law compelling Nigerians to use electric cars at a particular period.

He said in view of the economic strength of individual Nigerians, it would be unwise to come up with such legislation.

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