… states can now generate, transmit, distribute electric

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law a constitutional amendment bill allowing state Houses of Assembly and the Judiciary financial independence, and states in the country to license, generate, transmit and distribute electricity,

This was made known in a tweet by the presidential media spokesperson, Tolu Ogunlesi, on Friday.

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According to the tweet, Ogunlesi states that “President #MBuhari has signed 16 constitution amendment bills into law. By this signing, State Houses of Assembly and 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.”