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Reps disown member for claiming lack of investment in oil, gas sector shows rejection of PIA

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The Home of Representatives has mentioned that the views expressed by a member representing Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency in River State, Cyril Hart, that the shortage of the mandatory funding within the oil and fuel sector was a rejection of the Petroleum Business Act (PIA) was his private opinion.

DAILY POST stories that Hart, who represented the Speaker of the Home, Tajudeen Abbas, made the remarks on the Society of Petroleum Engineers on the 2024 Oloibiri Lecture Sequence and Vitality Discussion board (SPEOLEF) held final Friday in Abuja.

The spokesman of the Home, Akin Rotimi in an announcement issued Wednesday, maintained that the expression was conveyed as his private opinions and viewpoints.

He mentioned it turned crucial for the Home to supply complete clarification and context relating to these issues.

He mentioned: “The statements in query purportedly emanated from Rep. Cyril Hart, who represented the Speaker on the 2024 Society of Petroleum Engineers Oloibiri Lecture Sequence and Vitality Discussion board (SPEOLEF) convened in Abuja.

“Whereas it’s acknowledged that Rep. Hart delivered remarks at this esteemed discussion board, it’s essential to underscore that his expressions therein had been conveyed as his private opinions and viewpoints.

“It’s incumbent upon us to emphasize that the views articulated by Rep. Hart don’t mirror the official stance of the Speaker of the Home of Representatives, nor do they represent the collective perspective of the Home as an establishment.

“Nevertheless, it’s crucial to deal with and refute assertions suggesting a insecurity within the PIA.”

Rotimi added that the Home operates as a various physique with members holding a broad spectrum of opinions and viewpoints on varied issues of nationwide curiosity.

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