With the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) expected to go into public hearing after passing through the second reading at the National Assembly this week, Orderpaper has released a compendium that makes it easy to understand the host community part of the Bill.
The 35-page compendium titled: ‘PIB & Host Communities’ containing
infographics and analytics was released on Sunday.
The compendium is expected to increase public awareness and harness informed advocacy on the PIB.
A statement by Executive Director, OrderPaper Nigeria, Oke Epia, explained that 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.