- The Lagos House of Assembly has called on the federal government to allow states to generate their own electricity
- The House, through its speaker, Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, on Tuesday, April 9, called on the National Assembly to look into the matter
- Obasa said that leaving electricity generation only in the hands of the federal government is improper
During its plenary on Tuesday, April 9, the Lagos House of Assembly urged the federal government to permit states to generate their own electricity.
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The motion was first put forward by Honourable Tunde Braimoh, representing Kosofe constituency II.
Supporting Braimoh, the speaker of the House, Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, appealed to the National Assembly to activate necessary measure to allow state and local governments that can afford to generate, transmit and distribute electricity to do so.
Obasa said that leaving electricity generation only in the hands of the federal government is improper.
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Subsequently, he directed Azeez Sanni, the clerk, to write the National Assembly and Babatunde Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing on the resolution of the House's resolve.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that gas-fired and hydro electricity generating stations in Nigeria released an average of 4,197 megawatts of electricity into the national grid on Saturday, March 17, a daily energy report had said.
The report, which was compiled by the advisory power team, office of the vice president, was made available to newsmen on Sunday, March 17, in Abuja.
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