PIA defied OBJ, Yar’Adua, GEJ but Buhari subdued it – Femi Adesina


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Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has said that by signing the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), President Muhammadu Buhari surpassed his predecessors, Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’Adua, and Goodluck Jonathan.

He stated this in the latest installment of his weekly piece, “From The Inside…Fridays With Femi Adesina”.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has done what Napoleon couldn’t do. Again and again. The Bill had defied Olusegun Obasanjo who introduced it, got the better of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua (God rest his soul), worsted Goodluck Jonathan, but has finally been subdued by Buhari. The man has proven to be adept at concluding things that had long trounced and vanquished many leaders before him.

“The PIB overwhelmed the first to eighth National Assembly, which couldn’t pass it into law. But through synergy and cooperation between the Executive and the Ninth Assembly, Nigeria now has a law for her cash cow, the oil and gas industry, more than 50 years after the last legislation, which had become obsolete.

“Step forward President Buhari, and be garlanded for being the Master Finisher. Practical examples abound in different spheres of National life, of projects, policies, proposed laws that had been in the works for more than two decades, but which have been seen to fruition by the tough but easy going man from Daura. Today, permit me to just dwell on the infrastructure revolution in the water sector, to illustrate how Buhari finishes abandoned and uncompleted projects,” Adesina wrote.

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