The constitutional change allowing for the licensing, generating, transmitting, and distribution of electricity by states in the nation has been signed into law by President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).

Tolu Ogunlesi, the presidential spokesperson for media, announced this in a tweet on Friday.

“President #MBuhari has signed 16 laws amending the constitution into law,” he tweeted. By virtue of this signing, financial independence for state legislatures and judicial systems has been guaranteed by the constitution, and railroads have been transferred from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent list.

“Another landmark change: By virtue of the presidential assent, Nigerian states can now generate, transmit and distribute electricity in areas covered by the national grid. (This) wasn’t allowed pre-amendment. This is genuine, realistic restructuring — through the constitution.”