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Atala Oilfield: Gov. Diri Commends Senate

Atala Oilfield: Gov. Diri Commends Senate

News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has described as commendable the resolution of the Nigerian Senate on the Atala Marginal Oilfield owned by the state government. The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions on Thursday, after investigating the controversial revocation and sale of the Oil Mining Licence 46 (OML 46) to a private firm, resolved that the oilfield be returned to its original owners. The committee stated that the Nigeria Upstream Petroleum Resources Commission (NUPRC), formerly Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), failed to show proof that the President directed the sale of the oilfield to a private firm. It also chided the NUPRC for disobeying a presidential directive that the original owners of the oilfield be given the right of first...