‘No PIB in the Senate’

Inalegwu Shaibu

18 July 2012, Sweetcrude, ABUJA— CHAIRMAN, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Mr Enyinnaya Abaribe, has confirmed that the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, is not in the Senate.

Abaribe who addressed journalists at the end of plenary, Tuesday, said the Senate was yet to receive the PIB despite promises from President Goodluck Jonathan that the bill would arrive at the National Assembly in June.

He said: “The Senate has been expecting the PIB from the Presidency. I think they said they are bringing it in June, up till this moment we still have not received the bill and of course any time the bill comes, we will treat the bill as due. Whatever version that comes from Mr. President is the version that is the proper PIB.”

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