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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has faulted Senator Dino Melaye’s analysis of the proposed rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery. According to him, Melaye is no expert on refinery and should, therefore, not impress his views on an area he is not conversant with.
The Minister said this on Thursday at the weekly presidential ministerial media briefing at the State House in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). While speaking to Journalists, he revealed that the National Assembly will pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by April 2021
He said the bill would not suffer a setback, going by all indications from the leadership of the National Assembly. The minister stated that if the nation must diversify from petroleum, it must go in the direction of gas.
He stressed the importance for Nigeria to steer away from oil to gas, adding that the 20-year-old PIB would attract a lot of investments to the gas sector.