OrderPaper breaks down PIB for easy understanding – ORDER PAPER

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As part of its contributions to increase public awareness and harness informed advocacy on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), OrderPaper Nigeria has distilled the host community part of the bill into easy-to-understand bits and pieces.

The distillation is contained in a compendium of infographics and analytics released for public consumption on Sunday, October 18 2020.

Download the compendium here

A statement by Oke Epia, Executive Director, OrderPaper Nigeria, said the compendium benefitted immensely from the inputs and validation of petroleum industry experts, legislators, communication professionals and civil society actors, among others.

This, according to him, was to ensure a robust presentation and guarantee quality assurance that leaves no gap in understanding the letters and intent of the PIB as it relates to host community affairs.

The compendium contains “all you need to know about the proposed reforms in the petroleum sector as it affects host communities” and provides a useful guide for productive engagements with stakeholders in ongoing legislative processing of the bill, the statement said.

“We are delighted to present this comprehensive analysis and analytics of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), 2020 as it relates to the interests of oil-bearing and impacted communities, collectively referred to as host communities,” Epia said.

Recall that the “bill for an Act to provide legal, governance, regulatory and fiscal framework for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, the development of host communities and for related matters,” was submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari late September, 2020.

The bill has been slated for debate in the senate this week and likely to be referred to committees for thorough legislative work thereafter.

OrderPaper is Nigeria’s preeminent policy think-tank and multi-platform legislative interface.

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