Yakubu Dogara, Speaker House of Representative has blamed the Federal Government for the persisting agitation in oil producing communities.
He said government is not making concerted efforts to address the agitations.
He also regretted that despite the fact that the National Assembly had written to the Presidency to submit its proposed reforms on the oil and gas sector about three times, the presidency, is yet to do something as recommended in the proposals.
The speaker stated this during the National Stakeholders Summit on Petroleum Industry Reforms organised by the House Committee on Petroleum in Abuja.
He added that the legislature was determined to draft a law for the industry that will be in the best interest of Nigerians.
According to the Speaker, regardless of the fact that Nigeria is one of the richest petroleum regions of the world, she has not been able to efficiently maximize and harness its immense oil and gas potentialities and the revenue resulting from them.
The Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government, has continued to drag its feet in negotiation with the agitating Niger Delta militants, despite the fact that their activities is posing a serious threat to Nigeria’s economy.
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