DR. IBITURU PEPPLE AND OTHERS SAID THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL BY THE SENATE IS LONG OVERDUE
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 15, 2021
A Senior Lecturer with the University of Calabar, Dr Ibituru Iwowari Pepple and a Port Harcourt based Legal Practitioner, Cyril Oyiboka have said that the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill by the Senate is long overdue.
They expressed their views while speaking with Radio Rivers reporter, yesterday, Fubara Miebaka Amadi following a statement by the Senate President that the bill would be passed by the Senate in June this year.
According to Cyril Oyiboka, the bill has become a political bill, but noted that when passed, it would sanitize the Petroleum downstream Sector and also provide opportunity for modular refineries to operate as well as create job opportunities to the teeming unemployed youths.
Dr Ibitoru Pepple on his part said the PIB when passed would be of immense benefit to mostly the host communities and those in the forefront in the Petroleum Industry, especially in the exploitation and exploration.
The duo noted that if the Petroleum Industry Bill was passed by this Nineth Senate, the Senate would make history in the country as the bill has lingered so long on the floor of the National Assembly.