On Thursday, seven bills were signed into law by Governor Ambode of Lagos State and the most significant of which is the Electricity Power Sector Reform Law which gives legal backing to the Embedded Power Programme.
According to the governor, this will help us achieve our electricity generation plan to provide 24-7 uninterrupted electricity supply to Lagosians in line with the vision to attain a non-stop economy and make the Lagos globally competitive.
Other bills signed into law are the Amended Land Use Charge Bill, the School of Nursing Bill, the Cooperative College Bill, the Cancer Research Institute Bill, the Amended Customary Court Bill and the Yoruba Language Preservation bill
Speaking on the import of the new laws, the Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, said the laws would further take the dividends of democracy to the people.
He said: “This is a great day; the governor has just signed these bills into law and this shows that the House of Assembly is working in tandem with the executive. It also shows that Lagos is working. These laws are going to benefit the people of Lagos State and this is what the people are looking for in terms of the dividends of democracy.”