President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to receive a copy of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill recently passed into law by the National Assembly, the Presidency said on Wednesday.
Several reports have it that the clean copy had been sent to Buhari for assent.
But Ita Enang, President Buhari's aide on National Assembly Matters, in a two-paragraph statement revealed on Wednesday that Buhari has not received the bill.
The statement, dated May 16, was titled “Re: Petroleum Industry Governance Bill.”
Enang said that his investigation revealed that the bill was still “undergoing standard legislative processes of the National Assembly,” preparatory to transmission.
The statement read, “Further to several enquiries by the media, interest groups, and the public in respect of within named bill, may I please state that the said bill has not yet been transmitted by the National Assembly to the President.
“From my enquiries, the bill is still undergoing standard operating legislative processes of the National Assembly preparatory to transmission, please.”