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23 February 2018



About a year ago, the Lagos State Government launched an initiative primarily targeted at generating and delivering up to 3,000MW incremental off-grid power from private-sector-sponsored projects within a period of 6 years.

This first-of-its-kind initiative which is tagged the “Lagos State Embedded Power Programme” was approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (“NERC”) less than two months after its launch. And in a swift move to commence the implementation, and to actualise, the objectives of that initiative, the Governor of Lagos State on 8 February 2018 assented to the Lagos State Electric Power Sector Reform Law (the “Law”), making the State the first State in Nigeria to enact a power sector reform specific legislation.

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