Rowdy session in House of Representatives over PIB | Dailytrust

Rowdy session in House of Representatives over PIB

House of Representatives
House of Representatives

There was a rowdy session at the House of Representatives on Thursday over the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).

Trouble started after some lawmakers protested over the alleged reduction in the approved percentage accruing to host communities.

The house had earlier voted 5% for host communities in the PIB earlier passed while the Senate passed 3%.

However, a PDP lawmaker, Chinyere Igwe, created a scene when he protested by shouting on top of his voice over the alleged reduction of the percentage for host communities from 5% to 3% after the conference committee of both the Senate and the House of Representatives harmonised the document.

“It must be 5%,” he roared before the arrival of the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila.

Even when the Speaker arrived the chamber and took his seat, the rowdy session persisted forcing the Speaker to ask the House to go for an executive session.

The lawmakers are currently in for the executive session.

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