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PIB Passage to be completed before 2018
  • Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said the upper chamber of the National Assembly is working to ensure the completion of the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill in the fourth quarter of this year.

Saraki stated this in Lagos on Monday at the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Research and Development Fair and Conference 2017 organised by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board. The PIB, which has been in the works since 2008 when it was first introduced to the legislature, suffered setbacks in the 6th and 7th National Assembly.

Saraki said the PIB was split into four parts Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, Petroleum Industry Administration Bill, Petroleum Industry Fiscal Bill and Petroleum Host Community Bill  to fast-track its passage into law. The Senate, on May 25, 2015, passed the PIGB, which seeks to unbundle the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and merged its subsidiaries into an entity.

Photo Caption: President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki

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