Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, named a seven-member committee to harmonise the different versions of the Petroleum Industry Bill passed by both chambers of the National Assembly last week.
Announcing this at plenary, Lawan said the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (APC, Kebbi North), would lead the conference committee.
Other members of the panel he listed include Senators Sabo Nakudu (Jigawa North East), Albert Bassey (Akwa Ibom), Danjuma Goje (Gombe), Opeyemi Bamidele (Ekiti Central), Stella Oduah ( Anambra), and Gabriel Suswan (Benue).
The Senate president said the panel would meet with their counterparts in the House of Representatives as early as possible to reconcile the differences in the two versions passed.
Lawan said the conference committee would start sitting immediately so that the National Assembly could transmit the harmonised the bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.
National Assembly is expected to transmit the PIB passed by both chambers of the legislature to the President for assent next week.