The Environmental Rights Action, Social Action and Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre are among the leading Non Governmental Organisations in Nigeria that have been at the forefront of the campaign for the passage of a Nigerian peoples Petroleum Industry Bill since the introduction of the Bill by the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua’s administration in 2008.
In the course of time, the Petroleum Industry Bill became the most celebrated, interesting, discussed and controversial bill in the annals of legislative history of Nigeria in recent times.
The above was not surprising as the bill meant different things to different sectors of the Nigerian society and foreign business associates depending on what their expectations were.
While the three organisations and their colleagues as grassroots organisations tried hard to create a balance in the final outcome of the bill in other to satisfy to a very large extent the desires and expectations of the Nigerian people, other interests were equally at work leading to various versions of the bill being placed in the public domain at different times. Click Here to Download PDF of: Petroleum Industry Bill: Issues of Concern To Communities and Civil Society