PIB: Ijaw Nation Rejects 3%, Insists On 10%


A group, the Ijaw people have rejected the three and five percent allocated to host communities in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) passed by the National Assembly.

The group insisted on a minimum of 10 per cent which the oil-bearing communities demanded when the National Assembly conducted public hearings on the PIB before its’ passage.

President of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), Prof. Benjamin Okaba, made the position of the Ijaw nation known during a press conference held at the Ijaw House, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Monday.

Okaba described the proposed three and five percent as “Greek Gift”, stressing that the slashing of host communities’ percentage

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