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Lagos makes case for new electricity policy

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The Lagos State government, yesterday, described the proposed new electricity policy as vital to making the state a 21st century economy, which is part of the agenda of the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The state government said that the policy would serve as a key driver for its social and economic development aspirations in line with its 30-year Development Plan (2021-2051) being developed.

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Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Olalere Odusote, who made the comments in a statement, noted that several efforts are currently underway to improve access to electricity in the state, including concluding the Lagos Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), the retrofit of all streetlights to efficient LED lights, and intervening to improve electricity supply to the health facilities.

Other efforts being made to improve electricity supply include collaboration with leading meter providers to provide meters to low-income communities, and supporting the local design and production of reliable smart meters through the Lagos Smart Hackathon.

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