Senate Holds Public Hearing on Petroleum Industry Bill: a killer, say IOCs
Far from being the document embodying the opportunity and resolution to the intricate hiccups besetting the Petroleum Industry in the Nigeria, the reverse is the case going by the position of International Oil Companies (IOC’s), when they describe the bill as a killer.
Senator Magnus Ngei Abe representing Rivers South-East and Chairman Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources downstream was shot yesterday morning by the Nigerian Police at the Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Rumuola, in Port Harcourt the Rivers State capital during a rally of Save Rivers Movement which he is a member.
On resumption of plenary, two petitions were presented by Senator Ahmed Markarfi (Kaduna North) and Senator
Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa West). Rising on Rule 41, Senator Markarfi drew the attention of the Senate to a petition from his constituent, on behalf of University Teaching Hospital, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria workers’ union, on appeal for re-instatement and immediate payment of entitlements/arrears of salaries by University Teaching Hospital, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and Senator Makarfi urged the Senator to look into the matter.
Senate resumes consideration of A bill for an Act to Repeal the Customs & Excise Management Act, Cap. C45, LFN.
The Nigerian Senate today, resumed consideration on A Bill for an Act to Repeal the Customs & Excise Management Act, Cap. C45, LFN, 2004 and other Customs Service; Reform the Administration and Management of Customs and Excise in Nigeria and for other related matters, 2013, when it resolved into the committee of the whole.