Sanwo-Olu Appreciates President Buhari For New Bills Grant
The executive governor of Lagos state on Tuesday took to his Twitter account to appreciate the president of Nigeria for the new bills grants, and how much lagosians are going to benefit from it.
“A few days ago, President @MBuhari signed bills granting states more autonomy in key areas like electricity, railways, and the judiciary, empowering Lagos to take charge of our growth.
“The Constitutional Alteration Bill No. 33 is a historic move that grants us authority to regulate electricity generation, transmission and distribution. This will create a Lagos Electricity Market, leading to increased access to electricity, investments and job opportunities.
“The new bills will promote efficiency, leading to better service delivery. We’ve been preparing for this by launching an Electricity Policy, publishing our off-grid strategy, presenting our Integrated Resource Plan and drafting a law to establish the Lagos Electricity Market.
“We’re committed to achieving 1GW of solar energy in Lagos by 2030 and have engaged with the World Bank for suitable funding. With the creation of the Lagos Electricity Market, we’ll fulfill our potential as Africa’s model mega city. The devolution of powers for railways under the Constitution Fifth Alteration Bill No. 32 is a significant move for promoting local economic growth and development. It’ll open up investment opportunities and improve the transportation of goods and services.
“I’m excited about the next few years as Lagos takes more responsibility for our growth and the fulfillment of our potential. Let’s work together to make Lagos the best it can be” Governor Sanwo Olu wrote.
By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi