The Senate began a two-day public hearing on the petroleum industry on Monday.
The GDP has lingered in the National Assembly for almost twenty years with previous assemblies not adopting the critical legislation.
But Senate President Ahmed Lawan has assured that GDP will be passed in the first quarter of this year.
While ensuring a rapid progression of GDP, Senator Lawan warned that all stakeholders must fulfill their roles in order for this to happen.
He said the lack of throughput of the PIB was due to insufficient consultation of the necessary stakeholders.