- President Buhari is leading by example as he observes an Important COVID-19 prevention protocol after his UK trip
- The Nigerian leader who returned to Nigeria on Friday, August 13, is observing the required five-day isolation at home
- While at home, the president on Monday, August 16, signed the Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 into law
The president had spent 18 days in the UK where he attended a global education summit after which he went for a medical checkup.
The isolation is in line with the preventive protocol put in place by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19.
While working from home, President Buhari on Monday, August 16, performed one of the historic achievements of his administration: he signed the Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 into law.
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According to Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, the ceremonial part of the signing of the new law will be done on Wednesday, August 18, after the days of mandatory isolation would have been completed.
Petroleum Industry Bill 2021
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Adesina explained that the Petroleum Industry Act provides a legal, governance, regulatory and fiscal framework for the Nigerian petroleum industry, the development of host communities, and related matters.
He recalled that the Senate had passed the bill on Thursday, July 15, while the House of Representatives did the same on Friday, July 16.
This, according to him, ended a long wait since the early 2000s, noting that the development is another high for the Buhari administration.
Petroleum Industry Bill: PANDEF reacts, faults Buhari for signing bill into law
The group reportedly said the president went ahead and signed the PIB into law despite the outcry of the south-south region.
PANDEF spokesman, Ken Robinson, insisted that the Buhari administration did not take the Niger Delta people into consideration.
Edwin Clark writes NASS leaders, says PIB is satanic
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the leader of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) condemned the PIB after its passage by the National Assembly following 13 years of legislative fireworks.
According to Clark, the bill dashed the hope of the people of the Niger Delta.
The elder statesman made this known in an open letter he addressed to the Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.