By Haruna Salami
The Senate Thursday passed the harmonised version of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB.
It will be recalled that that the confirmation of Adam was stepped down because of petitions against him. But on Thursday, Kabiru Gaya told the Senate that his Committee has received more information, particularly on his retirement which the petitioner allegedly called “dismissal”.
On that basis his nomination was confirmed by the Senate.
On Petroleum Industry Bill, the Leader of the Senate, Yahaya Abubakar presented the Conference Committee Report that harmonised the version passed by the Senate with that passed by the House of Representatives.
Therefore, the report was passed amidst protest by some members who fall short of walking out.
However, in the House of Representatives, this led to sharp disagreement between the members that only took the quick resort to closed session to save the day.
Currently the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill is under clause by clause consideration amidst very tensed atmosphere, with senators shouting at each other.