PIB BILL: Chief Mulade calls for speedy passage of PIB by National Assembly….

Asked Timipre Slyver to expedite action for the benefit of Niger Delta ….

The National Coordinator , Chairman / CEO of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, Chief (Comrade) Sheriff Mulade has called on the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Slyver and the National Assembly to expedite action in the passage of the Petroleum Industrial Bill (PIB) in other to provide succor and operational empowerment to host communities in Niger Delta.

While addressing news men in Warri on Friday August 21, Chief Mulade who is also the Ibe-Sourimowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Delta State said, the Petroleum Industrial Bill (PIB) is long overdue, because keeping the Bill for over 12 years in the National Assembly without passage is deprivation and denial of justice and development of the Niger Delta region were oil production is ongoing. Delay in the passage of the Bill is hindering economic and infrastructural growth of the oil producing communities especially to coaster communities in Niger Delta.

Speaking of the importance of the Bill Chief Mulade said, quick passage and implementation of the PIB will be a sure way to provide speedy infrastructural and human capital development to host communities.

He further called on the Minister of Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylver to follow up with the process and the National Assembly to expedite action in the passage of the Bill when presented. He also urged CSOs, NGOs, and Community Leaders, Women and Youth groups and Traditional Rulers of Niger Delta to form a strong coalition group to speak for and press for the speedy passage of the Petroleum Industrial Bill.

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