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Makinde Signs Oyo Electricity Regulatory Commission Bill Into Law

The Oasis Reporters

February 9, 2024









Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (sitting); signing into law the Electricity Regulatory Commission Bill of Oyo State, with him from left are, Commissioner for Energy, Seun Ashamu; Deputy Governor, Barr Bayo Lawal; Attorney General and Commissionr for Justice, Barr Biodun Aikomo; Deputy Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Abiodun Fadeyi and Chairman, House Committee on Energy, Hon Oladeji Oparinde, held at Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo Gov’s Media Unit.




Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Friday, signed into law the Oyo State Electricity Regulatory Commission Bill 2024.

The governor, who performed the signing ceremony at the Conference Room of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, said the signing was to give the state opportunity to develop its own roadmap to sustainable electricity.

The governor stated that with the decentralization of electricity generation, transmission and distribution, it has become obvious that Nigerians can access dividends of democracy if federalism is practiced as it should be and more powers are devolved to the states.

Governor Makinde said: “As promised earlier in the week, we are signing the Oyo State Electricity Regulatory Commission Bill 2024 into law today. This law will enable Oyo State to generate, transmit and distribute electricity within the State.

“Amendments of the constitution like these is what we mean when we advocate for fiscal federalism. In years to come as we work towards energy sufficiency, our people can hold State Governments accountable on the issue of electricity supply.”

Presenting the Bill earlier, Deputy Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Honourable Mohammed Fadeyi, said this is the first time that the state would come up with an independent electricity project.

Present at the signing of the Bill were the Deputy Governor, Barr. Bayo Lawal; Secretary to the State Government; Prof. Olanike Adeyemo: Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon. Segun Ogunwuyi and the Head of Service, Mrs Olubunmi Oni (mni).

From the House of Assembly, the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Fadeyi; chairman, House Committee on Energy, Hon. Deji Oparinde and a member of the committee, Hon. Gabriel Babajide, were in attendance.

Also in attendance were the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General, Barr. Biodun Aikomo; Commissioner for Energy, Barr. Temilolu Ashamu; chairman and co-chairman of the Oyo State Elders’ Council, Dr Saka Balogun and Elder Wole Oyelese respectively.

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