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Buhari yet to get petroleum bill – Presidency

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Presidency , Wednesday said the harmonised Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) passed by the National Assembly on March 28, is still undergoing standard legislative process and yet to get to the desk of President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, in a statement , said his findings revealed that “the Bill is still undergoing standard operating legislative processes of the National Assembly preparatory to transmission”
According to Enang, “Further to several enquiries by the media, interest groups, and the public in respect of the named Bill, may I please state that the said Bill has not yet been transmitted by the National Assembly to President.

“From my enquiries, the Bill is still undergoing standard operating legislative processes of the National Assembly preparatory to transmission, please.”
This is coming despite claims by Chairman,Senate Committee on petroleum resources (upstream), Omotayo Alasoadura, who promised that the harmonised bill would be presented to Buhari on March 30.
The Bill which is expected to instill best global practice in the oil industry, has continued to elicits interest of industry players in the petroleum sector.

Enang statement put paid to speculation that the President was withholding assent to the Bill.

It is however, not clear when the Bill will eventually transmitted to the President.

 

Tony Ailemen, Abuja

The post Buhari yet to get petroleum bill – Presidency appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can trust.

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