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CSOs reject Petroleum Industry Governance Bill

Some Civil Society Organisations on Wednesday kicked against the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill just passed by the Senate, saying it failed to adequately address environment issues and rights of host communities.

While the Senate had already passed the bill for the third reading, the House of Representatives passed it for the second reading before lawmakers proceeded on Sallah vacation last week.

The House also passed two other components of oil and gas industry bills for second reading, though they would all later be harmonised as a single oil and gas industry law.

The CSOs, coordinated by the Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action), kicked against the PIGB at a news conference in Abuja.

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