Buhari yet to receive petroleum industry bill – Presidency 


The Presidency said on Wednesday that President Muhammadu is yet to receive the harmonised  Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) by the two chambers of the National Assembly on March 28, 2018.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, said his findings revealed that the bill is still undergoing standard operating legislative processes of the National Assembly preparatory to transmission.
“Further to several inquiries by the media, interest groups, and the public in respect of within named Bill, may I please state that the said Bill has not yet been transmitted by the National Assembly to President. From my inquiries, the Bill is still undergoing standard operating legislative processes of the National Assembly preparatory to transmission, please,” he said.
It would be recalled that the Senate through its Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) chaired by Senator Omotayo Alasoadura promised that the harmonised bill would be presented to the President on March 30.
The initial delay was thought to have been caused by the fact that March 30 coincided with Good Friday during which Buhari was in Lagos state for an official visit.
The bill is expected to instill best global practice in the oil industry.


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