Seven selected Senators are currently in the United States of America (USA) to study operations of the oil industry.
The joint committee members on Petroleum Resources (Upstream, Downstream and Gas) were led on the trip by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) Chief Tayo Alasoadura. Other Senators are the Chief Whip, Prof. Shola Adeyeye, Minority Whip, Phillip Taminu Adudu, Chairman, Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Kabir Marafa, Chairman (Gas) Albert Bassey Akpan, Ahmed Abubakar and Gershom Bassey.
An on-line statement by Chief Alasoadura representing Ondo Central District said the essence of the USA tour was to enrich the Petroleum Industry Bills (PIB) presently being put together by the joint Committees of the Senate.
It was organized in collaboration with the US Embassy in Nigeria.
The statement expressed optimism that the knowledge acquired after the study tour would enrich the activities of the Senate on petroleum resources matter.