Petroleum Industry Bill: Oil minister’s powers, UK laws and deft propaganda (2), By Tunji Ariyomo

Having examined other extant regulations in the United Kingdom (UK) in the first part of this article which showed clearly that it is a serious error to conclude that the guiding UK law expressly permit the sort of unfettered powers assigned the Nigerian Petroleum Minister in the PIB (Petroleum Industry Bill), it is good to examine further evidence within that same law as well as the key fundamental institutional differences that marked Nigeria apart from the UK. For instance, the specific law (1998 UK Petroleum Act) generously quoted by Ejiofor Alike in his article makes it clear that when the Secretary of State makes regulations, such would be subject to the concurrence of the legislature. Read more

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