The Senate at its plenary on Thursday passed the Nigeria Electricity Management Service Authority Bill 2015.
When assented to by the President, the Act is expected to carry out the functions of enforcement of technical standards and regulations, inspection, testing and certification of all categories of electrical installations, electricity meters and instruments to ensure efficient production and delivery of safe reliable and sustainable electricity power supply and guarantee safety of lives and property in the Nigerian Electricity Supply industry.
The upper chamber of the National Assembly passed the NEMSA Bill after it has taken time to carry out clause by clause consideration of the Report of the Joint Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy and Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal matters.
Commenting on the Bill, Senate President, David Mark said that while congratulating his colleagues for painstakingly passing the Bill, he hoped that it would be allowed to function by the operators.
Mark further expressed optimism that the passage of the NEMSA Bill would help to remedy the current power outages being experienced in parts of the country.
In his reaction, sponsor of the Bill and Chairman of Senate Committee on Power and Steel, Philip Aduda explained that the passage of the Bill would boost the electricity industry and ensure technical standardization.
Meanwhile The Senate also considered and approved the report of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill 2015
The sponsor of the Bill, Umaru Dahiru explained that the Bill was very important to the administration of criminal justice in the country.