National Assembly to pass PIB before end of 2017 – Dogara


The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by the National Assembly, especially the lower chamber, may become feasible before the end of the year, The Guardian reports.

Dogara, who spoke yesterday in Abuja at a stakeholders’ dialogue organised by the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) to fast-track the passage of the bill, insists it is high time the bill becomes law to speed up transformation in the sector and boost the sector’s contribution to the economy.

The Speaker, represented by Chairman, House Committee on Petroleum Upstream, Victor Nwokolo, was optimistic that current efforts by the House on the bill would yield meaningful results as soon as possible. He said the House would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that every aspect of the bill, which is currently divided into about four segments, was signed to address the challenges in the sector.