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Saraki ‘We might need to change laws to solve electricity crisis,’ Senate President says

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki also said that the issue of power supply remains top in the agenda of the Senate.

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Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has said that the National Assembly might have to amend some of Nigeria’s laws in order to solve the country’s energy crisis.

Saraki also said that the issue of power supply remains top in the agenda of the Senate.

He made the comments on Wednesday, March 8, during a visit to Feldheim, which is an energy self-sufficient village in Germany.

"We have to amend the laws to allow communities to generate energy that is more than 10 megawatts and even the laws about power transmission and distribution have to be amended to allow more creativity and involvement from the private sector,” Saraki said, according to a statement released by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu.

“That is why we had a workshop on the sector last month. It is also why we are here to see the experiment and success of the people of Feldheim and see what our people can learn from it,” he added.

Saraki led a five-man delegation of Nigerian senators to Germany on an official visit.

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The delegation, also on Wednesday, had a discussion with Mr. Thomas Silberhorn, the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Co-operation and Development on how to foster economic exchange between Germany and Nigeria.

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