Exclusive Legislative Bill: Ogun Assembly Calls For Removal Of Electricity Generation
Ogun State House of Assembly has called for the removal of electricity generation and distribution from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent list with a view to ensuring the establishment of energy system by the state government.
Speaker of the house of Assembly Mr. Olakunle Oluomo, made the appeal at a Public forum on a proposed bill for the establishment of Ogun State Safety Commission and a Bill to establish the Ogun State Energy Board 2020 held at the Assembly complex Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Mr. Oluomo said there was need for the domestication of electricity-related issues to cater for the population towards ensuring seamless distribution of power supply to the people.
The Speaker promised that the Bills would be given accelerated passage to improve the security architecture of the State as well as provide the needed energy required for industrial growth in the State.
In his remarks, the Chairman, Committee on Works and Infrastructure, Mr Abayomi Fasuwa, stressed the importance of safety and energy supply to human and socio-economic activities, noted that the State Government remained proactive at ensuring efficient and uninterrupted electricity generation, distribution and supply.
Stakeholders including the Special Adviser to the Governor on Energy, Engr. Laolu Adubifa, State Regional Head, Ibadan Electricity distribution company, IBEDC, Engr. Ademola Adewumi representatives of the State Ministries of Environment, Physical Planning and Urban Development, amongst others were unanimous in their submissions that the legislations would help coordinate all issues relating to establishment of Independent Power Plant.