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Civil Groups Question Status of PIB, Oil Swap Deal, Others

Channels Television  
Updated September 14, 2016

Kaduna-Refinery PIBSome civil society groups in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory are questioning the status of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) which they said had been pending for 12 years before two assemblies.

They said the modification of the bill into five sections appeared different from the original bill presented to the National Assembly.

The groups are building a common alliance to engage the Federal Government and the National Assembly on the reforms in the oil and gas sector.

Members are also questioning the oil swap status of the country and the level of implementation of the findings and recommendations of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

Led by the Executive Director of the African Network for Environment and Economic Justice, Mr David Ugolor, the civil groups called for more public disclosure by the executive and the legislative arms of government for enhanced public involvement in these issues which affect the livelihood of the masses.