President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the constitutional amendment that allows the state government to license, generate, transmit, and distribute electricity.
This was made known in a tweet by the Presidential Media Spokesperson, Tolu Ogunlesi, on Friday.
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. Wasn’t allowed pre-amendment. This is genuine, realistic restructuring — through the Constitution.”