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BREAKING: Buhari Writes Senate, Begs for Petroleum Industry Act to be Amended

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President Muhammadu Buhari has written a letter to the senate seeking an amendment to the Petroleum Industry Act.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the senate to amend the recently enacted Petroleum Industry Act (PIA). He made this known in letters sent to the Senate on Tuesday. 

According to one of the letters read on the floor by Senate President Ahmad Lawan, Buhari, through the proposed amendment to the PIA, seeks to remove the Ministers of Petroleum Resources and Finance from the board of the newly created Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) Limited. 

The President insisted that the affected Ministers can continue to perform their functions without necessarily being members of the board of NNPC Limited. 

Part of the amendment being sought by Buhari on PIA is to increase the number of Non-Executive members of the NNPC Limited Board from two to six to reflect Federal Character. 

Buhari, in another letter, transmitted the names of nominees for screening and subsequent confirmation as board members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the NNPCL. 

Details shortly…