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Tinubu signs Electricity Act amendment bill into law

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President Bola Tinubu

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

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

The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, 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.”

“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”

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