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Senate President Constitutes Conference Committee On PIB

 

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has announced the composition of the Conference Committee on the Petroleum Industry Bill.

The announcement was made on Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 at the start of plenary.

The members of the conference committee include: Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi – Chairman; Senators Mohammed Sabo – North West; Albert Bassey Akpan – South South; Danjuma Goje – North East; Opeyemi Bamidele – South West; Stella Oduah – South East; and Gabriel Suswam – North Central. 

Lawan charged members of the conference committee to meet with their counterparts in the House of Representatives to enable the National Assembly come up with a final document on the PIB for transmission to the Executive arm of government. 

He said, “The conference committee will meet with our counterparts in the House, the House will also announce the composition of the conference committee, and we hope that they will swing into action immediately, so that we are able to have the final document of the PIB which we will transmit for the presidential assent. 

“So, we expect our delegation here under the leadership of the Senate Leader to engage with our colleagues in the House of Representatives.” 

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