It was a woeful outing on Thursday for the Senate Committee on Native Contents as Managing Administrators of Oil Corporations shunned an investigative listening to which they have been earlier invited.

Their absence was thought of to have been undermining the Committee whilst representatives who have been despatched couldn’t give causes for his or her absence to the already livid Senators.

The Committee which is chaired by Senator Teslim Folarin, representing Oyo Central Senatorial district was investigating some perceived infraction on the Native Contents Act by Oil Corporations in Nigeria.

In response to the listening to, the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo couldn’t communicate a lot on the extent of compliance as regards to native manpower engagement in oil corporations.

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Expressing his discontent, Senator Folarin mentioned: “there’s a purpose we invited them, so if they aren’t right here who’re we going to narrate with?”

Representatives of the Managing Administrators of Oil Corporations have been, nonetheless, made to put in writing an endeavor that powers have been donated to them to talk on behalf of their Chief Executives.

A member of the Committee, Senator Sabi Abdullahi insisted: “We want an endeavor in writing from the representatives of the oil corporations, that they are going to be held liable for what they are saying and wouldn’t later deny what they informed the committee or want to seek the advice of earlier than they reply questions requested by the committee”.

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He mentioned the legislature set guidelines for some causes whereas expressing anger that Managing Administrators of Oil corporations didn’t see an obligation to reply the Parliament.

“For a committee to have all its members seated, tells you the significance connected to this project.”

Senator Obinna Ogba after making contributions shouted one of many representatives down, saying: “Investigative listening to is just not a household assembly.”

In his ruling, the Chairman, informed the representatives of oil corporations to look at, saying they will’t characterize their corporations.

The Committee informed the proxies to take the message again to their varied Managing Administrators to make themselves out there at a reconvened investigative listening to of the Committee.


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