SENATE ASSURES SPEEDY PASSAGE OF PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL

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The Senate President Ahmad Lawal has assured of the speedy passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, before the end of this year to address all bottleneck in the extractive industry.

The Senate President gave the assurance, while declaring open a webinar organized by the Nigeria Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, NILDS in collaboration with Nigeria Natural Resource Charter NNRC, to validate a toolkit for the Nigeria Parliament on Extractive Sector

According to NILDS and NNRC, the Toolkit was developed to serve as a guide to lawmakers  in their engagement with actors in the Oil and Gas sector. In his keynote speech the Senate President Ahmad Lawal, represented by the Chairman Senate Committee on Upstream Petroleum, Senator Bassey Akpan, noted that the Toolkit initiative was apt considering the fact that the petroleum industry was long overdue for profound reform.

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