Tinubu signs Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill, 2024, into law.

Elizabeth AtimeFebruary 9, 20241 min

President Tinubu has signed the Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill, 2024, which seeks to address the development and environmental concerns of host communities into law.

President Bola Ahmed 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 Rep. Babajimi Benson (APC, Lagos).

The Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill, 2024, seeks to address the development and environmental concerns of host communities and 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.

Elizabeth Atime

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