UPDATED: Senate to debate PIB report on Thursday

The Senate will on Thursday consider the report on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), it was learnt.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan disclosed this at plenary following the laying of the report of the joint Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Petroleum (Upstream) and Gas Resources at plenary.

Chairman Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Senator Sabo Mohammed representing Jigawa South West laid the report.

Lawan, thanked members of the committee and directed that the report be circulated to all Senators to enable lawmakers study it ahead of its consideration by Senate on Thursday.

Lawan said: “Let me use the opportunity to thank our Joint Committee for working so hard, selflessly and patriotically to produce the report on the Petroleum Industry Bill.

“This report, a copy each, must be made available to each and every Senator today, this afternoon.

“I don’t know how the Committee would arrange it, but every Senator must have a copy today.

“(And) we would be considering the report on Thursday.

“So, we have today, tomorrow until the beginning of Thursday to look at the report, so that when we consider it, we will be doing so on the basis of what we have been able to read from this very important report.”

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