Ahmed Lawal, Nigeria Senate President has said that lawmakers will pass the PIB this month as bot committees in the upper and lower chambers are now writing the final report.

Lawal said this in a speech at the fourth edition of the Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) on Monday.

His speech followed remarks by Femi Gbajabiamilia, speaker of the House of Representatives who said that though the lawmakers imposed a deadline of April to pass the bill but it could not meet the deadline because it was important to get it right after 20 years of failed attempts.

The Senate President said previous attempts from 2007 were unsuccessful because either the lawmakers or members of the executive branch decided to go it alone.

The Senate President further said that the corporative approach where the National Assembly is working with the executive had been proven to be successful.

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