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Senate has summoned the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mele Kyari to appear before it tomorrow to brief the lawmakers on the the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB.
Disclosing this on Wednesday during plenary, President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan said that the NNPC boss has been invited to address the Senators on the technical and financial details of the Bill before the consideration of the report tomorrow.
According to Lawan, the briefing will allow for Senators who are not members of the Joint Committee on Petroleum Resources, Down stream, Petroleum, Upstream and Gas Resources to get abreast with more information.
The Senate will consider the report of the Joint Committee on the bill on Thursday .
This was disclosed after the Report of the Joint Committee on Petroleum ( Downstream) Petroleum ( Upstream) and Gas Resources Petroleum Industry Bill, 2021 ( SB. 510) was laid by the Chairman, Senator Sabo Mohammed, All Progressives Congress, APC, Jigawa – West.
Let me use the opportunity to thank our Joint Committee for working so hard, selflessly and patriotically to produce the report on the Petroleum Industry Bill.
“This report, a copy each, must be made available to each and every Senator today, this afternoon.
“I don’t know how the Committee would arrange it, but every Senator must have a copy today.
“[And] we would be considering the report on Thursday.
“So, we have today, tomorrow until the beginning of Thursday to look at the report, so that when we consider it, we will be doing so on the basis of what we have been able to read from this very important report.” the Senate President said.