In order to allowed states to licence, generate, transmit, and distribute electricity on their own,
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday penned into law the constitutional amendment.
This was disclosed by the presidential media spokesperson, Tolu Ogunlesi, through his twitter handle @toluogunlesi saying the State Houses of Assembly & judiciaries now have constitutionally guaranteed financial independence.
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. (This) wasn’t allowed pre-amendment. This is genuine, realistic restructuring — through the constitution.”