He said: “That the House do consider the Report of the Ahoc Committee on Petroleum Industry Bill on an Act to Provide Legal, Governance, Regulatory and Fiscal Framework for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, the Development of Host Communities; and for Related Matters, 2021 (HB. 1061) and approve the recommendations therein.”
Nairametrics reported earlier this year that the Nigerian government added some changes to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) which includes the reduction of hydrocarbon tax to 30% for converted leases, down from 42.5% in its original bill plan, in a bid to attract more investors to Nigeria’s oil and gas sector.
The Senate also passed the Petroleum Industry Bill known during its plenary session on Thursday. The Senate held a meeting with Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari before passing the Bill to deregulate Nigeria’s Oil and Gas sector.
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan disclosed that President Buhari is expected to sign the Bill soon.