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Tinubu signs Electricity Act Amendment Bill, 2024

World Bank, AFDB partner to bring electricity to 300 million Africans by 2030

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

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

Ajuri Ngelale Presidential Spokesman, said the Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill, 2024, seeks to address the development and environmental concerns of host communities

The new law also 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.