Petroleum Minister sets up special committee on PIB passage

Diezani Madueke

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Monday in Abuja set up an eight-member special committee to ensure the quick passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).

This was contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Sheik Goni, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The statement said the committee would be chaired by Udoma Udo Udoma while the ministry’s Legal Adviser would serve as the secretary.

Members of the committee include Tunde Ogbeha, Lawan Shuaibu and Chibudom Nwuche.

The rest are Abdullahi Gumel, Habeeb Fashinro and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) President, Peter Esele.

The statement said the committee would be inaugurated on Thursday, January 19 at the ministry’s offices in Abuja.

NAN reports that the passage of the PIB bill, which is expected to transform operations in the oil industry, has faced some delay at the National Assembly since its introduction


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