The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has called for a deep reform of the petroleum industry and said that the Petroleum Industry Bill would be passed before the end of 2020. He said this during plenary on Wednesday, a statement signed by Ezrel Tabiowo, Special Assistant (Press) to the President of the Senate says.
Lawan said, “Our petroleum industry is almost stagnant and for long needing profound reform. Our oil and gas-related committees are therefore expected to work hard to take the lead in our determination to reform this vital sector. It is the desire, indeed the design of this Senate that, the Petroleum Industry Bill is passed before the end of 2020.”
Speaking on insecurity in the nation, Lawan said, “The security architecture of our country has not achieved the desired results of providing the needed security to our citizens. Our security agencies need better funding and other resources for better performance.