Recently passed Petroleum Industry Act fails first test prompting Nigerian President Buhari to propose amendments barely weeks after he assented to it.
President Buhari, in his capacity as Minister of Petroleum Resources, has directed the incorporation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited.
Civil Society Organizations committed to environmental justice in Nigeria have declared that the Petroleum Industry Act recently assented to by President Buhari neglects community concerns and strengthens oil companies operating in the heavily petroleum polluted Niger Delta region.
Bayelsa Gov. Diri explains why he sees the Petroleum Industry Act recently signed by Nigerian President Buhari as ‘evil and oppressive.’
Policy Alert has faulted President Buhari’s assent to the Petroleum Industry Act 2021, urging communities to test the provisions of the Act before the courts.