Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill

This policy brief from the Facility for Oil Sector Transparency in Nigeria (FOSTER) makes concrete recommendations on which transparency and accountability provisions from drafts of Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) should be retained and strengthened in final legislation. The brief examines and underlines provisions from the original 2008 Presidency submission (HB 159); the final 2010 submission by the federal Inter-Agency Team (IAT); and the much-weakened 2011 Senate version (SB 236). Relevant provisions from these different drafts are compared in the brief’s appendix, while full copies of these drafts are attached here in PDF form.