Akwa Ibom govt, host communities, others raise concerns over PIB, seek amendment

Akwa Ibom govt, host communities, others raise concerns over PIB, seek amendment

The Akwa Ibom State Government, oil communities in the State as well as a Civil Society Organisation – Policy Alert, has pointed out some anomalies that marred the petroleum Industry Bill and called for an amendment before it’s passed into law by the National Assembly.

HOMENEWSPOLITICSMETROSPORTENTERTAINMENTOPINIONEDUCATIONHEALTHINTERVIEWDAILY POST GHANACONNECT WITH US SEARCHDaily Post NigeriaDaily Post NigeriaNEWSAkwa Ibom govt, host communities, others raise concerns over PIB, seek amendmentPublished on March 4, 2021By Lovina AnthonyThe Akwa Ibom State Government, oil communities in the State as well as a Civil Society Organisation – Policy Alert, has pointed out some anomalies that marred the petroleum Industry Bill and called for an amendment before it’s passed into law by the National Assembly.They made the observations on Tuesday during a public hearing with the National Assembly Joint Committee on Petroleum at the Ibom Hotels and Golf Resort, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital.The Executive Director of Policy Alert, Tijah Akpan Bolton in his submission pointed out that the PIB had failed to clearly define what a host or impacted community is, and how each would be affected by the provisions, stressing that, the ambiguity should be addressed to avoid future conflicts between host and impacted communities in the state.

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