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Ebonyi State Assembly passes Electricity Bill into law



The Ebonyi State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill to establish state electricity and other matters connected thereto.

The passage of the bill into law took place at a plenary session presided over by the Speaker, Moses Ije-Odunwa.

The law, which is deemed to have come into force on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, was cited as the Ebonyi State Electricity Law 2024.

Speaking on the bill, the Leader of the House, Kingsley Ikoro, urged the members to support the passage of the bill, which he said provides a legal framework to guide the operations of electricity generation in Ebonyi State.

The member representing Ebonyi North West, Aloysius Nwodo, emphasised that the passage of the bill will provide for a holistic integrated resources plan and policy and a competitive electricity market in Ebonyi State.

The bill, which was exhaustively deliberated in the Committee of the Whole was read page by page where errors of syntax and morphology were corrected.

Also, the House equally passed into law a bill to establish the Fertilizer and Chemical Company Limited Board.

Consequently, the Ebonyi State Fertiliser and Chemical Company Limited Board Law 2024 was deemed to have come into force on Tuesday, July 9.

After the debate on the bill, the Speaker, Ije-Odunwa, put the passage to vote and it was unanimously adopted.