Reps Disclaim Lawmaker’s Claim Petroleum Industry Act Has Failed

The House of Representatives on Wednesday disclaimed recent comments attributed to the Speaker, Abbas Tajudeen, concerning the Petroleum Industry Act through one of the members, Hon. Cyril Hart who represented him at the 2024 Society of Petroleum Engineers Oloibiri Lecture Series and Energy Forum (SPEOLEF) held recently in Abuja.

He had said the lack of necessary investment in the nation’s oil and gas sector is an indication of the rejection of the Petroleum Industry Act, which was attributed to the speaker as his representative at the event.

Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Akin Rotimi, gave the clarification via a ‘Disclaimer Press Statement’ titled: ‘Clarification on statements regarding Petroleum Industry Act’.

Hon. Rotimi in the disclaimer statement also underscored the need to address and refute assertions made by Hon. Hart, suggesting a lack of confidence in the Petroleum Industry Act.