Nasarawa Govt Passes Bill for Creation of State Electricity Power Agency

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The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill for the establishment of the State Electricity Power Agency (NAEPA) to provide adequate and constant power supply in the state.

The Speaker of the House, Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, announced the passage of the bill when the Majority Leader, Tanko Tunga (APC-Awe North) moved a motion for the passage during plenary in Lafia.

Balarabe-Abdullahi said that the establishment of the agency would permanently solve the problem of inadequate power supply in the state.

He emphasised the importance of electricity to the socio-economic development of the state and the need to pass the executive bill sent by Governor Tanko Al-Makura.

The speaker said, “This bill is an executive bill sent to the house by Governor Al-Makura as part of his unwavering commitment to bridging the gap in power supply in the state.

“Today, we have passed the bill after the bill had gone through various legislative procedures and public hearing was conducted where stakeholders overwhelmingly supported the move by the governor to establish the agency.”

He, therefore, urged members not to relent in their efforts towards passing resolutions and making laws for the benefits of the people.

He directed the Clerk to the house to make a clean copy of the bill to the governor for further action.

Source: Nigeria News 360

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