The member representing Okpe, Sapele, Uvwie Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Evelyn Oboro earlier today, during plenary, pushed for adequate budgetary provision for the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun in the 2018 appropriation bill in compliance with the FUPRE Act and resolution of the house for smooth takeoff of the institution.
Oboro who made this known under matters of personal explanation, said the house had on Wednesday 20th December, 2017 resolved for adequate budgetary provision in the 2018 appropriation bill for the smooth takeoff of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta state.
She warned that failure by the Federal Government and National Assembly to implement the provisions of the FUPRE Act will amount to a breach of the law.
The lawmaker pointed out that the need to explain to the house became necessary because of an online report in one of the national dailies, credited to a group of militants under the aegis of Urhobo Liberation Force, which threatened to unleashed mayhem on oil and gas facilities to ensure that they return the country to Zero in oil and gas production if the FUPRE Act is not implemented in the 2018 budget.
According to her, “there had been also tension and protest by members of staffs and students of the University, and if the matter is not positively treated, it may lead to breakdown of law and order”.
Oboro pleaded for the committee on appropriation to comply with the resolution of the house and ensure that the relevant provisions in the FUPRE Act are captured in the 2018 budget.
The Speaker, Rt Hon. Yakubu Dogara referred the matter to the Committee on Legislative Compliance to ensure that the budgetary provisions for FUPRE are implemented for its smooth takeoff.