Host Communities Hail NASS Passage of PIB Law
Flowstation Host Communities of Nigeria (FLOWHOSCON) on Thursday hailed the National Assembly (NASS) for the passage of Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into Law. The PIB is a bill to establish the legal and regulatory authorities for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry.
The Senate, Thursday, broke the 10 years jinx by passing into law the age long Petroleum Industry Governance Bill.
In Warri, Delta State, reacting to the Passage of the PIB by the Senate on behalf of Flow Stations /Well Head Host Communities of Nigeria, Comrade Sheriff Mulade described it as a welcome development.
“We wish to commend the National Assembly (NASS) for the Passage of the PIB into Law. This is a welcome development and it’s passage now will give sense of belonging to all stakeholders in the Industry. The industry definitely needs PIB to give it a framework for stakeholders who play in oil and gas industry”, the FLOWHOSCON President said.
Comrade Mulade noted that it was quite unfortunate that the Passage of the bill was delayed for more than 10 years, due to what he described as dirty politics and vested interest, and lauded the NASS for finally passing the bill into Law.
Comrade Mulade, himself, the chairman of oil rich Kokodiagbene Community Gbaramatu Kingdom Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, said that;” The bill has been in the works for over a decade and has been redrafted several times but was never passed by the previous Assemblies. But we thank the current NASS for making history by the Passage of the Bill into Law”
“For too long, people played politics with the Bill and it was even broken into different segment. We are so excited today that it has been passed finally into Law and President Muhammadu Buhari should not waste time in assenting to it because this bill is the hope of investment in the oil and gas sector, it will give sense of belonging to all Stakeholders and we therefore commend our legislators for passing the Bill into Law”, he added.