The House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, at the plenary on Tuesday, passed the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB 2020) for second reading.
PIB 2020 passed first reading during plenary on Wednesday 30 September 2020.
Alhassan Ado Doguwa, the Majority Leader of the 9th HR, moved for the second reading of the Bill which was seconded by Rep. Musa Sarkin Adar.
Announcing the passing of the bill, the House of Representatives in a tweet via its official Twitter handle wrote: “Petroleum Industry Bill passed second reading in the House of Representatives and it is referred to the Ad-hoc Committee on PIB for further legislative scrutiny.”
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Petroleum Industry Bill passed second reading in the House of Representatives and it is referred to the Ad-hoc Committee on PIB for further legislative scrutiny.#HousePlenary #PIB
— House of Reps NGR (@HouseNGR) November 24, 2020
Rep. Ado-Doguwa in leading the debate stated that the PIGB has been a very important piece of legislation that has been in the works since the fifth Assembly and he expresses optimism that the 9th Assembly will be able to achieve history that has eluded the Nigerian people.
The chairman of, House committee on petroleum upstream, Rep. Musa Sarkin Adar stated that the Bill is coming at a time when Nigeria can ill afford losing scarce resources.
Also on Tuesday, the electoral reform amendment bill was voted for, passed second reading, and referred to the committee on electoral amendments.
The following Bills have been presented in the House for First Reading:
- Proceeds of Crime (Recovery and Management) Agency Bill, 2020 (HB. 1101)
- Federal Capital Territory Appropriation Act, 2020 (Repeal and Enactment) Bill, 2020 (HB. 1102)
- National Religious Harmony Commission (Establishment) Bill, 2020 (HB. 1103)
- Police Service Commission Act (Repeal and Enactment) Bill, 2020 (HB.1118)
- Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Alteration) Bill, 2020 (HB. 1104)
- Federal Medical Centre, Orerokpe (Establishment) Bill, 2020 (HB. 1105)
- Federal Road Safety Commission Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (HB. 1107)
- Administration of Criminal Justice (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (HB.1108)
- Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Alteration) Bill, 2020 (HB.1111)
- Nigeria Traffic Warden Service Bill, 2020 (HB.1113)
- Federal College of Agriculture, Sampou, Bayelsa State (Establishment) Bill, 2020 (HB.1114)
By: Ifunanya Ikueze
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