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A Critical Examination of the Energy Commission Act of Nigeria Cap E.10: Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. By Dr. (Barr) (Mrs.) Patricia Izuka Tom, Ndukwe Emmanuel Jeslor

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Abstract

Nigeria as an under developed country would require a constant and sufficient energy to be able to harness all the abundant natural and mineral resources in the country for its development. This is only achievable if there is a body such as the Energy Commission that would regulate and co-ordinate the various sources of energy in Nigeria. It is therefore a well thought policy by the Nigerian Government to enact the Energy Commission Act of Nigeria that provide for the composition, functions, administration and regulation of the various sources of energy in Nigeria. This article seek to critically examine the provisions of this Act and examine its adequacy or otherwise of the Act. In conclusion the writers shall profer some recommendation with a view to filling the missing gaps in the Act.

Key Words: Energy, Sources, Law, Commission, Functions, Benefits, Recommendation

Introduction

The term” Law” when used in any academic or non -academic context has the tendency of stimulating various intellectual discussion. To some, in most circumstances, it makes them uncomfortable as it is construed as an instrument of coercion.

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