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Nigerian Senate To Probe NNPC Decision

Posted: Mar 9, 2016 at 5:10 pm   /   by   /   comments (1)

Senate Chief Whip Olusola Adeyeye on Wednesday said he would bring a motion to the floor regarding President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to unbundle the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), saying the action was illegal.
Adeyeye accused Buhari’s federal government for allegedly not having consulted the National Assembly, echoing claims by two major trade unions, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, which said they too were in the dark about the nature of the decision to unbundle the state entity into independent units.
Adeyeye’s announcement follows protests that began earlier on today and which crippled NNPC offices and facilities across Nigeria, sparking fears of fuel shortages and a prolonged industry shutdown.