States get legal autonomy to supply their own electricity

For the first time in Nigeria’s history, States now have the legal backing to supply electricity after lawmakers passed a constitutional reform Bill that gives them legal autonomy to activate innovative solutions to solve access to electricity challenges within their jurisdictions.

According to tweets by both Houses, the majority of members of the Red and Green chambers voted to alter the provisions of the 1999 Constitution “to allow States generate, transmit and distribute electricity in areas covered by the national grid”.

The new development is expected to change the dynamics of electricity supply in the nation, which suffers from perennial power shortages.

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