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“Nigeria Misplaced $50bn To Delayed Passage Of Petroleum Trade Invoice” – President Buhari


The revelation in regards to the loss was made by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The delay within the passage of the Petroleum Trade Invoice since 2011 price Nigeria a whopping $50bn value of investments, President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed.

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Buhari made this assertion in Abuja on Wednesday at a ceremony on passage of the PIA, which preceded the Federal Government Council assembly.

Particular Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in an announcement titled ‘Nigeria Misplaced Estimated $50bn Value of Investments In 10 Years Due To Stagnation, Uncertainty Over Petroleum Trade, Says President Buhari’.

In keeping with the President, the loss was as a result of uncertainty of non-passage of the Petroleum Trade Invoice, lack of progress and stagnation within the petroleum trade which he blamed on the shortage of political will on the a part of previous administrations to actualise the wanted transformation.

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The President stated assent to the Petroleum Trade Invoice on August 16, 2021 marked the tip of a long time of uncertainty and under-investment in Nigeria’s petroleum trade.

He stated:-

“We’re all conscious that previous administrations have recognized the necessity to additional align the trade for world competitiveness, however there was a scarcity of political will to actualise this wanted transformation.

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“This lack of progress has stagnated the expansion of the trade and the prosperity of our economic system. Up to now 10 years, Nigeria has misplaced an estimated $50bn value of investments as a result of uncertainty created by the non-passage of the PIB.

“This administration believes that the well timed passage of the Petroleum Trade Invoice will assist our nation appeal to investments throughout the oil and gasoline worth chain.

“In view of the worth our nation and traders will derive from a steady fiscal framework for the oil and gasoline trade, our administration has discovered it essential to work with the 2 chambers of the Nationwide Meeting to make sure the passage of the PIB.’’

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The president famous that the signing of the invoice was a part of the regime’s dedication to constructing a aggressive and resilient petroleum trade that may appeal to funding, enhance income base, create jobs and assist the financial diversification agenda.

He added that the PIA grew to become mandatory as a result of Nigeria runs a petroleum trade that’s ruled largely by legal guidelines enacted over 50 years in the past such because the principal laws; the Petroleum Act of 1969 and different outmoded legislations.

He appealed to host communities to just accept the brand new regulation, saying that it might carry lasting advantages to them.

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“The Act additionally offers for a direct profit framework that may allow the sustainable growth of Host Communities. I attraction to the host communities to look fastidiously on the contents of the Invoice which within the implementation will carry actual and lasting advantages to them.

“Moreover, the Act offers for a deliberate finish to gasoline flaring which might facilitate the attainment of Nigeria’s Nationally Decided Contributions of the Paris Settlement by a funding mechanism to assist gasoline flare out of the undertaking in host communities,’’ he added.

Whereas directing the speedy implementation of the framework for the PIA, he urged all related stakeholders to conform and reposition for full activation inside 12 months.

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In keeping with him, the Minister of State for Petroleum Sources, Timipre Sylva, will head the implementation staff, urging all Ministries, Departments and Businesses to regulate to the transition, designed to reposition the economic system.

“To consolidate the dedication of this administration to delivering the worth proposition of this legislation, I’ve accepted an implementation framework commencing instantly to make sure the trade envisaged within the new legislation begins to take form.

“The implementation course of to be headed by the Hon Minister of State, Petroleum Sources is hereby tasked with the completion of the implementation of this act inside 12 months. I’m subsequently directing all related Ministries, Departments and Businesses of presidency to completely cooperate in guaranteeing the profitable and well timed implementation of this legislation,’’ he stated.

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Buhari additional thanked the ninth Nationwide Meeting for its demonstration of mutual concord with the Government within the passage of the invoice.

In attendance have been the Senate President, Dr Ahmed Lawan; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; Deputy Speaker Ahmed Wase and different lawmakers, members of the Federal Government Council and Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mele Kyari.


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