0
 

Vested interests counter change as Nigeria reintroduces oil law


Issue 425 - 22 Oct 2020

Supporters of a revamped Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) believe that, this time, the outcome for legislation to reform Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the hydrocarbons sector will be different from past disappointments, when vested interests stalled efforts to overhaul an underperforming and opaque sector. Senate president Ahmad Lawan on 29 September committed the bicameral National Assembly to pass legislation to make the industry more effective and efficient. After years of delay,“we will break that jinx and see to the passage of the bill”, Lawan promised. The Senate on 30 September approved the a 239-page draft PIB’s first reading, opening the way for more hearings.

Want to read more?

Subscribe to African Energy

View subscription options

This article is available to registered users

Login

Don't have an account?

Register for access to our free content

An account also allows you to view selected free articles, set up news alerts, search our African Energy Live Data power projects database and view project locations on our interactive map

Register

Need help?

A member of our team will be pleased to assist you

Sales – Alex Wark

Support – Tara Mulvey

Tel: +44 (0)1424 721667