Senate Raises Fresh Hopes On Petroleum Bill
Senate Raises Fresh Hopes On Petroleum Bill

The Senate President Ahmad Lawan has assured Nigerians that the ninth Senate would improve on the activities of its successors by ensuring that the passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill becomes a reality under his leadership.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan
Senate President Ahmad Lawan

Lawan who stated this while welcoming back his colleagues from a two-month recess lamented that the bill had stayed too long in the National Assembly since its introduction and that the delay in concluding works on it was affecting the petroleum sector.

He added that the petroleum industry is long overdue for reform. Several efforts and attempts were made in the past three sessions of the National Assembly but they were unfortunately not successful.

Lawan also pledged that the ninth Senate will work with the executive to tackle the growing rate of youths unemployment in the country.

He also said that the parliament would key in to the agenda of President Buhari’s administration’s determination to take one hundred  million Nigerians out of poverty.

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