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Senate committee summons Amaechi, Sylva, NNPC GMD

Senate committee summons Amaechi, Sylva, NNPC GMD

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Senate committee summons Amaechi, Sylva, NNPC GMD

The Senate Committe on local content, Downstream petroleum and legislative compliance led by Senator Teslim Folarin on Thursday resolved to invite the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on the issue of waivers in the maritme industry.

Also to appear before the committees after 7 weeks recess of the Senate, are the minister of state for petroleum, Timipre Sylva and the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mele Kyari.

Indeed, the Senate committee is worried that foreign vessels have reportedly taken over the jobs of local vessels owners in the maritme industry as a result of waivers.

The decision to summon them is sequel to the Senate Investigative hearing of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Thursday in Abuja.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after, chairman of the committee, Senator Teslim Folarin (Oyo Central APC) said the Committee observed that the minister of Transportation is responsible for the issuance of waivers under the Act.

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