Mr. Osten Olorunsola, once headed the Department of Petroleum Resources. But he now serves in the Expert Advisory Panel of the Nigeria Natural Resource Charter. He is also the Lead Consultant to the National Assembly on the Petroleum Industry Bills which has been separated into four parts for ease of passage. In this interview with Chineme Okafor, he advises President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill to activate his Economic Recovery and Growth Plan. Excerpts:
In your last public presentation in a meeting of the Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC), you were very confident about President Buhari assenting to the PIGB before the 2019 elections. With what is happening in the political environment today, do you still believe this will happen?