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We’ll get Through This Power Outage Shortly – Lagos Gov.

The Lagos State Electricity Bill 2024, which is currently before the state House of Assembly, aims to put an end to the state’s blackouts.

Biodun Ogunlewe, the Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, made the guarantee at a one-day public hearing on the bill at the assembly complex on Wednesday.

According to NAN, the Bill for a Law to Repeal the Lagos State Power Sector Reform Law 2018 establishes and governs the Lagos energy market, among other things.

Former President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law a constitutional change on March 17, 2023, allowing states to generate, transmit, and distribute power in regions served by the national grid.

Ogunlewe stated that if passed, the bill will allow the state government to create, transmit, and distribute electricity directly to end users.

The commissioner stated that all power customers in the state would have access to quality electricity within two years of signing the measure into law.

“We think that the passage marks the start of the revolution that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised the people of the state.

“We will see how the state grid will run so that we do not face the issues that come from a mostly single source.

“The first thing Lagosians should expect from this bill are protections for new market entrants and environmental friendliness.

“At present, there are issues not allowing the operators to do their businesses but they have been resolved in this bill,” he told reporters.

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