The All Progressive Congress governors have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Petroleum Industry Bill into law.
Chairman, Progressives Governors Forum and Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, in Abuja, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.
He said the governors expressed gratitude to the President for breaking the jinx of a bill that has dodged the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill for over two decades.
“The Progressive Governors Forum commends Mr President for this historic feat of moving the nation forward to a new democratic era of governance and business management of the oil and gas industry.
“The new Petroleum Industry Act presents a convincing credential of the commitment of our party, All Progressives Congress (APC), to restructure Nigerian economy through the democratic process in line with provisions of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution as amended.
“With the coming into law of the new Petroleum Industry Act, once more our party under the leadership of President Buhari has demonstrated unwavering commitment to change Nigeria democratically,” the statement said.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, signed the Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 into law.
This was confirmed in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, and sent to DAILY POST.
He said the ceremonial part of the new legislation will be done on Wednesday after the days of mandatory isolation would have been fulfilled.