Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, yesterday said no sensitive or contentious issue would be dodged as the National Assembly will engage stakeholders as it begins work on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
Dogara who spoke during the National Stakeholders Summit on Petroleum Industry Reforms organised by the House Committees on Petroleum in Abuja, said the legislature is determined to draft a law for the industry that will serve the best interest of Nigerians.
He said: “The need to make consensus and lend a voice to long suppressed agitations in the drafting and consideration of petroleum industry bills informed our decision to organise this stakeholders summit. We are optimistic that this approach will provide the crucial platform to enable us cross pollinate ideas and ventilate our positions on contentious issues, regardless of how vexed they may be. You can be rest assured that our work at the National Assembly is to do your good intention. Read more