21 October 2015, Abuja – The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has expressed worry over what it described as absence of a governing blueprint for the petroleum sector five months after assuming power by President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Speaking at the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) PENGASSAN branch’s triennial delegates’ conference in Abuja, the National President of the association, Francis Johnson, said there is need for the sector to be guided by a clear-cut blueprint that will provide the direction the sector is headed under the current administration.
Johnson, who argued that the association does not believe in piecemeal approach to the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), said: “We think that the PIB can be passed as it is. What is needed is the political will to ensure its passage. For us, every part of the bill is important. There is no part we can leave for the future. The government should find appropriate will to ensure the National Assembly passes the bill in its present form.”
- The Guardian