Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State of Petroleum Resources,  has stated that the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) currently before the National Assembly will be passed in April.

The minister made the statement today 25th March while briefing some State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

According  to the minister, the bill has already passed second reading in the two chambers of the National Assembly, public hearings have also been held while the views of oil communities have also been captured.

The minister said the Executive is ready to give the National Assembly all the necessary support to ensure the bill is passed by April.

Ahmad Lawan, the Senate President  had expressed his commitment to ensuring a smooth working relationship with the Executive on crucial matters including the PIB which is expected to reform Nigeria’s oil industry.

 

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