The Presidency on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari has yet to receive a copy of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill recently passed into law by the National Assembly. The harmonised version of the bill was passed by the National Assembly on March 28.
There have been media reports indicating that the clean copy has been sent to Buhari for presidential assent. But the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, in a two-paragraph statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday said Buhari has yet to receive the bill.
The statement, dated May 16, was titled “Re: Petroleum Industry Governance Bill.” Enang said that his investigation revealed that the bill was still “undergoing standard legislative processes of the National Assembly,” preparatory to transmission.