At Last, Senate Begins Debate on PIB Next Week

It appears the Senate is finally ready to begin deliberations on the PIB as the Vanguard today reports that the PIB will lead other major issues which the Senate will next week pay serious attention to, as part of efforts by senators to reposition the economy.

The PIB is set to be moved for second reading by the chairman of Senate Committee on Petroleum, Upstream, Senator Omotayo Alasoadura, APC, Ondo Central.
According to the report, ahead of debate on the PIB, senators from the Niger Delta areas who had moved for the suspension of the bill some months ago because they believed that the non-inclusion of the community demands in the first phase might aggravate the tension in the oil producing areas, have concluded plans to meet next Monday to brainstorm on the resuscitation of the bill and ensure that the work on its passage moves at a top speed.

The plan is to ensure that the PIB is passed before the end of the legislative sitting for 2016.

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