Senate To Debate PIB October 20

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The Senate will on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, debate the Petroleum Industry Bill forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly last week.


The disclosure was made in an announcement by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, moments before the upper chamber adjourned plenary on Thursday.


According to Lawan, early debate on the bill is expected to avert any delay in consideration, resulting from the upper chamber’s decision to suspend plenary for one month to enable Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government defend their respective budgets for the year 2021.


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Lawan added that the critical piece of legislation, after the debate on the floor by lawmakers, would then pass for second reading and be referred to the Joint Committees on Petroleum; and Gas for further legislative work.


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