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Tension in National Assembly as PDP Reps protest 3% host community allocation in PIB

Aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives on Thursday kicked against the proposed three per cent host community fund and 30 per cent frontier basins development in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).

Shortly after the commencement of plenary, the opposition lawmakers – led by Honourables Chinyere Igwe and Boma Goodhead – demanded the adoption of five per cent for the host community.

An irate Igwe, on entering into the chamber, screamed “It’s a fraud, it’s a fraud, we will never accept that.”

He was also joined by other PDP members who also kept chanting ‘It’s a fraud it’s a fraud’.

After the opening prayer, the Majority Leader, Honourable Alhassan Ado Doguwa, moved a motion for the House to revert to executive session in the bid to douse the tension.

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