The future of power supply is about to change in Nigeria as President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law, the constitutional amendment allowing states in the country to licence, generate, transmit, and distribute electricity.

This was disclosed in a tweet by the presidential media spokesperson, Tolu Ogunlesi, on Friday, March 17.

He tweeted, “President #MBuhari has signed 16 constitution amendment bills into law. By this signing, State Houses of Assembly & judiciaries now have constitutionally guaranteed financial independence, while railways have moved from Exclusive Legislative List to the concurrent list.

Another landmark change: By virtue of the presidential assent, Nigerian states can now generate, transmit and distribute electricity in areas covered by the national grid. (This) wasn’t allowed pre-amendment. This is genuine, realistic restructuring — through the constitution.”


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