OML is one of the largest gas field and should not have is strategic to Nigeria’s infrastructure.
The House of Representatives has mandated its committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) to investigate the leasing of Oil Mining Lease 30 (OML 30) to Heritage Oil.
The committee is expected to report back to the House within three weeks.
This resolution emanated from a motion moved by Yusuf Tajudeen (PDP-Kogi), which was unanimously adopted without debate on Tuesday.
Mr. Tajudeen said the oil company which was leased in November 2012 is located in the Western part of Niger Delta.
He said that the lease to the company, owned by a British national, in November 2012, did not take into consideration the interest of Nigerians on how their commonwealth was being managed.
The legislator said that Nigeria’s involvement with a company owned by an individual who has a penchant for poor business ethics, would raise doubts about its quest for development.
Mr. Tajudeen said that there would be security threat in the Niger Delta when the company commences operations in the area.
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