Senate to resume hearing on PIB

244611770editor_Nigerian_National_AssemblyThe Senate says it will resume another round of public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) on Oct. 9 following allegations of exclusion of some key stakeholders.

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), among others, had alleged that critical stakeholders were prevented from participating in reforms of the oil sector.

To this effect, four Senate Standing Committees: Petroleum Resources (Upstream and Downstream), Gas and Judiciary, Legal and Human Rights were mandated to conduct the hearing.

A statement issued on Sunday in Abuja by the Chairman of the joint Committee, Sen. Emmanuel Paulker (PDP-Bayelsa) said the decision of the senate to resume the hearing was to ensure that the new oil law was an aggregate of opinions in the oil and gas industry in the country.

 

Information from Daily Trust was used in this report.

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