The House of Representatives has stepped down the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) after an hour-long closed-door session.
According to reports, further deliberation is expected to hold over the decision while the House is on recess.
Earlier in the day, lawmakers from the South-South had opposed the harmonised PIB allocation to host communities which were pegged at three per cent.
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The lawmakers were heard chanting “five per cent” as against the three per cent at the floor of the House.
This controversy resulted in the house going into a closed-door session.