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Mele Kyari To Brief The Senate On The Petroleum Industry Bill

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari will brief the Senate on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) on Thursday.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan said that Mele Kyari, will brief the Senate on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) 2021 on Thursday.

Lawan, who made this known during a plenary on Wednesday, said the briefing by Kyari would be closed-door and last for one hour.

The Senate President added that the briefing was to enlighten the senators on the technicalities and financial implications of certain provisions in the piece of legislation.

Lawan said, “Before plenary tomorrow, the leadership of the Senate has decided to invite NNPC GMD to come and brief us in a closed session.

“The opportunity is for those of us who are not members of the joint committees to hear some of the technical details, financial details, and implications of certain provisions in the bill.”

On Tuesday, Senate received the report of the Joint Committee on Petroleum (Downstream); Petroleum (Upstream), and Gas Resources on PIB.

Gatekeepers News earlier reported that the House of Representatives has also received its version of the PIB report on Wednesday.

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