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Electricity Tariff: See List Of States Planning To Generate Power



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No fewer than 12 states have concluded plans to start generating power in their respective states in conformity with the Electricity Act 2023.

The 240 per cent hike in electricity tariff payable by power consumers in the band ‘A’ category has led to a nationwide outcry, with many calling for the reversal of the policy.

However, amidst the hike, there are some states planning to generate and transmit power within their boundaries.


Some of the states ready to key into the development are listed below:

1. Ekiti State

The Ekiti State Government has revealed that electricity had been generated and transmitted through the Independent Power Project (IPP).

The State Commissioner for Information, Taiwo Olatunbosun, stated that the state is keen on making Ekiti a place for investors, uplifting people’s social lives, and promoting their businesses by continuing to provide strategic intervention in electricity and other infrastructural development.

2. Lagos State

The Lagos State Government had been championing independent electricity supply since the passing of its Electricity Act.

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, said this on Thursday, April 4, stating that the state began to generate power when President Bola Tinubu was governor. He added that the state experienced some constraints then but did not give up on its mission.

3. Benue State

The Benue State Government has disclosed that efforts are ongoing to establish its power-generating firm.

The state’s Commissioner for Power and Transport, Omale Omale, disclosed this on Thursday, April 4.

He added that the government had begun its transmission programme and policy in the electricity sector.

According to the commissioner, the government had begun a legal framework for the electricity law to help articulate modalities for the power sector in the state.


4. Nasarawa State

The Nassarawa state government has said it partnered with the Nigeria Off-Grid Market Acceleration Programme to develop and implement energy projects that would enhance and sustain the electricity supply.

This was revealed in a statement by the Managing Director of the state’s Investment and Development Agency (IDA), Ibrahim Abdullahi.

He explained that the partnership was a step toward making the state’s vision of becoming one of Nigeria’s top three economically competitive states a reality.

5. Kano State

The Kano state Government has also expressed readiness to generate power for people and companies, adding that its projects are almost complete.

This was contained in a statement by the state’s Director General of Media and Publicity, Sanusi Tofa.

Tofa disclosed that the government had begun the two independent power projects in Challawa Goje Tiga 10 years ago, during the second term of former governor Rabiu Kwankwaso.

Tofa added that the projects were 90 per cent complete, and $40m was deposited in the company’s account to complete and take off the projects quickly.


Kebbi, Osun, Ondo, Zamfara, Sokoto, Oyo, Edo, Kaduna, and Enugu are among the states that have indicated their readiness to generate and transmit power within their boundaries.

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