Port Harcourt — The British Government has tasked Nigeria on the need for a robust stakeholders’ engagement, that will ensure a consensus for the passage of the proposed Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB.
British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Liang, gave the tasked when she visited the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, yesterday in Abuja.
Liang was accompanied by Stuart Tibbs (Senior Economic Advisor, Department for International Development Nigeria) and Damilola Oyedele (Senior Political Adviser, British High Commission Abuja – UK in Nigeria).
She also engaged the Minister on the urgent need to firm up investors’ partnerships, as Nigeria firmly commits to deepened focus on gas business, as a transition to cleaner forms of energy.
Responding, Chief Sylva namechecked the compressed natural gas for transportation pilot project in Benin City, Edo State and noted that plans were underway to roll it, nationwide.
The Minister reiterated Liang’s concern on the need for consensus-building on PIB, while noting that it was a critical aspect of the PIB drafting process.