Things took a dramatic turn, as members of host communities broke into a fight at the venue of the public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
To this end, lawmakers and other participants are scampering for safety.
The fight broke out exactly 12:10 pm when the Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee on PIB, Hon. Mohammed Monguno who had been moderating the proceedings called the host Communities to make their presentation.
One of the Itsekiri leaders stood up to speak but was opposed by other members of host communities present and a fight ensued leading to a rowdy session.
Security agents at the hall including police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officers had to break up the fight, prompting the house ad-hoc committee on PIB to allow each host community to speak.
The host communities are an integral part of the PIB.
Watch the video below;
Members of host communities broke into a fight at the venue of the public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill.pic.twitter.com/4fXqb2MFRc
— Laila Ijeoma | Lailasnews.com (@LailaIjeoma) January 28, 2021