BENIN CITY: The Edo State Assembly on Tuesday passed the bill establishing the Edo Diaspora Agency.
In the same vein, the bill to repeal the Rural Electricity Board of 1972, to provide for electricity and its generation, transmission and distribution in and for the residents of Edo State, to establishing an electricity market in the state was also passed. in the law.
Passage of the bill followed consideration of the bill in Committee of the Whole.
The House, in a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Hon. Henry Okhuarobho, Member representing Ikpoba-Okha PDP Constituency, seconded by Hon. Yekini Idiaye Member representing Akoko-Edo 1 PDP Constituency resolved in Committee of the Whole for the clause-by-clause review of the bill.
During the clause-by-clause consideration of the bill, all the clauses of the bill that comprise Part 1: Constitution, Powers, Functions and Purposes; Part 2: Creation and composition of the Board; Part 3: Membership Qualification, Board Duties and Meetings; Part 4: Agency staff; Part 5: Funds and Financial Arrangements of the Agency; Part 6: Legal Proceedings and Part 7: Miscellaneous were adopted unanimously without amendment.
The Chairman, the Right Hon. Marcus Onobun then ordered the clerk to give the bill its third reading.
In addition, the bill to repeal the Rural Electricity Board Act 1972, to provide for electricity and its generation, transmission and distribution in and for residents of Edo State and to establish an electricity market in the State was adopted. law.
The House in Committee of the Whole adopted without amendment all the clauses of the bill, including Part 1: Main clause; Edo State Regulatory Commission; Part 2: Edo State Electricity Market, Operator; Part 3: Contract, Tariff and Customer Protection; Part 4: Edo State Electrification Agency and Electrification Fund and Part 5: Miscellaneous Provisions.
Consideration of all sections of the Bill in Committee of the Whole followed the adoption of a motion by the House Majority Leader, the Honorable Henry Okhuarobo, Member representing PDP Ikpoba-Okha Constituency , seconded by Hon. Emmanuel Okoduwa Member representing PDP Esan North East
The Clerk of the House, Mr. Yahaya Omogbai was then tasked with giving the bill its third reading.
Bill to repeal the Rural Electricity Council Act 1972 would provide for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity for residents of Edo State while establishing an electricity market .
It also seeks to establish rules, codes and engineering practices in addition to creating employment opportunities for the youth of Edo.