Jonathan slammed over excessive powers in PIB

14:15 23/07/2012 Abuja - Civil society groups have criticised President Goodluck Jonathan over some provisions of the draft Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) which confer sweeping discretionary powers on the President and Petroleum Minister, PREMIUM TIMES reports.

The groups said discretionary powers to the president and minister in any circumstance confounds every known democratic norm.

They urged the National Assembly to thoroughly review the draft document and expunge all provisions that would be potentially inimical to national interest.