ABUJA — The national assembly has passed a bill seeking to reform the generation and transmission of electricity.
The bill grants the state governments legal autonomy to generate, transmit and distribute electricity
It is entitled: “A Bill For An Act to alter the provision of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to allow States generate, transmit and distribute electricity in areas covered by the national grid; and for related matters”.
The bill is one of the legal reforms to Nigeria’s 1999 constitution that both houses voted on Tuesday.
According to TheCable report, the majority of lawmakers voted to alter the provisions of the 1999 Nigerian constitution to allow states to generate, transmit and distribute electricity in areas covered by the national grid.
More than 200 lawmakers voted in support of the bill, while all seated members of the senate voted for the bill.
The bill will still pass through the states’ assemblies before it can be signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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