Nigerian Govt Officially Scraps DPR, PPPRA, PEF, for New Agencies, Sacks All Heads – GCFRNG
The federal government has asked the heads of DPR, PEF, and PPPRA to clear their desks and leave the office Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources explains that the decision to relieve them of their duties follows the new Petroleum Industry Law. The Minister, the new law eliminates the need for agencies to perform their functions.
Your support matters. Maintaining Independent Journalism in Nigeria: Contribute to Legit.ng. The Federal Government has announced the dismissal of all heads of the Department of Petroleum Resources, the Petroleum Products Price Regulatory Agency, and the Petroleum Compensation Fund. The decision follows the removal of the aforementioned agencies to be replaced by the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority and the Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, made the announcement in Abuja, but nevertheless promised that the workers of the three scrapped agencies would be protected.
During the inauguration of the new agency, NPRA and NURC Sylva emphasized that abolished entities ceased to exist after the Petroleum Act. Refinery Workers Photo Credit: Andrew Holt
Meanwhile, responding to a question about what would happen to DPR after the NURC board took office, Sylva said: “Now it is a question of law. “The legislation requires that all DPR assets, including its staff, be invested in commission and authority. That means the DPR is no longer in operation. The DPR Act, the Petroleum Inspection Act, the Petroleum Compensation Fund Act, and the PPPRA Act, of course, are all expressly abolished. Speaking about the fate of the CEOs and workers of the eliminated agencies, their jobs had been taken away from them, but he added: “The law also states that the staff and jobs of those agencies will be protected.
The minister said that the process of aligning the workers of the defunct agencies with the new regulatory bodies had already begun, as the staff had to be streamlined. Sylva said: “The authority has its personnel from the disappeared PEF, PPPRA and DPR. The commission has staff from DPR and the process continues over the next few weeks. “According to the minister, the inauguration of the boards on Monday marked the beginning of the successor agencies. He further explains:” The PIA provides for the upstream regulatory commission and the Establishment of midstream and downstream authority. “Until now, the executive heads of these agencies have not been in their place, but of course, Mr. President in his wisdom made the appointment a few weeks ago and they went through a rigorous confirmation process in the National Assembly
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