OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives has resolved to rescind the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) it earlier passed over errors.
The motion to rescind the bill was moved by Deputy Chairman of Committee on Rules and Business, Bode Ayorinde (APC, Ondo) on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, Emmanuel Oker-Jev (APC, Benue) on Wednesday, citing Order Nine, Rule 1(6).
It would be recalled that the PIGB was passed by the House in January, 2018 and was thought to have been transmitted to the President for assent.
In his motion, Ayorinde explained that “during the process of cleaning and authentication of the content of the Bill by the Directorate of Legal Services, observable defects were noticed in Clauses 17, 20, 33, 47, 95 and 102 of the Bill.”
The House resolved to rescind its decision on Clauses 17, 20, 33, 47, 95 and 102 of the Bill and recommit same to the Committee of the Whole for reconsideration and passage.