National Assembly set to transmit PIGB to Buhari (Guardian)

National Assembly set to transmit PIGB to Buhari (Guardian)

The National Assembly is set to transmit the final harmonised copy of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.This followed the adoption of the report of the Conference Committee of PIGB at Senate plenary, three months after the upper legislative chamber initially adopted the report.

The initial copy could not be transmitted to the President by Clerk to the National Assembly due to the legal advice received from the National Assembly Legal Services Directorate, which observed some grey areas in the versions passed by the two chambers.

Presenting the report, Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Upstream, Tayo Alasoadura (APC, Ondo State), explained that while the committee rectified some contentious areas recommended by the Legal Services Directorate, others were retained. Read more

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