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Buhari Signs Petroleum Industry Bill Into Law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) 2021 into law.

According to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, working from home in five days’ quarantine as required by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 after returning from London on August 13, the president assented to the bill on Monday in his determination to fulfil his constitutional duty.

”The ceremonial part of the new legislation will be done on Wednesday, after the days of mandatory isolation would have been fulfilled,” the statement said.

The Petroleum Industry Act provides legal, governance, regulatory and fiscal framework for the Nigerian petroleum industry, the development of host communities, and related matters

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