Dog­ara: We’re de­ter­mined to pass our own PIB ver­sion

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

The Speaker of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Yakubu Dog­ara, has said that the House is de­ter­mined to pass its own ver­sion of the Petroleum In­dus­try Bill (PIB).

Speak­ing at the na­tional stake­hold­ers’ sum­mit on petroleum in­dus­try re­forms or­gan­ised by the House Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Com­mit­tees on Petroleum (Up­stream and Down­stream), the speaker said that the House was aware of failed at­tempts to re­form the petroleum in­dus­try by their pre­de­ces­sors, say­ing that the present As­sem­bly would pass the PIB.

The speaker said that con­tentious ar­eas in the PIB would be re­vis­ited while in­puts of stake­hold­ers would be con­sid­ered in mak­ing the new law .

He stressed the need to pass the PIB, say­ing: “The pas­sion for change has pro­vided the much­needed en­ergy for us to push re­forms in crit­i­cal sec­tors of our coun­try. We are de­ter­mined to take this cause across vi­tal sec­tors of the econ­omy with spe­cific at­ten­tion on the petroleum in­dus­try.”

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