The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, considered and adopted a report on a bill to establish the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State.
The bill, which was sponsored by Rep. Evelyn Omavowan Oboro (PDP-Delta), during the 7th Assembly last month.
Part of the provision of the bill is to free the indigenes from the present state of monolithic dependence on importation of refined oil products and that the university shall be a training institution for the development of the middle and high-level manpower for the oil and gas sector.
The university, which is to be domiciled in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, is also to encourage the advancement of learning and to hold out to persons without distinction of race, creed, sex or political conviction.
The university is also to serve as an agent and a catalyst through post-graduate training, research and innovation for the effective and economic utilisation, exploitation and conservation of the country’s petroleum resources.
Furthermore, the university is mandated to identify the technological problems and needs of the petroleum industry and find solutions to them within the context of overall national development.
The sponsor of the bill said with its successful passage, all that the Senate needed to do was to concur to the passage of the proposed law.