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President Tinubu signs Electricity Amendment Bill into law.

Boom RadioNG | February 9, 2024

President Bola Tinubu has today signed the Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill, 2024, into law.

The disclosure was made through a statement made by the president’s spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale. He said the Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill, 2024, “seeks to address the development and environmental concerns of host communities, and sets aside five percent of the actual annual operating expenditures of power generating companies (GENCOs) from the preceding year for the development of their respective host communities.

 

President Bola Tinubu

“The Bill further provides that the funds set aside for the development of host communities will be received, managed, and administered for infrastructure development in the host communities by a reputable Trustee/Manager to be jointly appointed by the respective GENCO and their host community”

The bill, which was passed by the House of Representatives on July 27, 2023, and the Senate on November 14, 2023, was sponsored by Honourable Babajimi Benson representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency, Lagos State.

 

Dolupo Balogun

Written by Boom RadioNG

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