Home Senators kick, as controversial bill similar to Reps’ Infectious Diseases Bill passes...

Senators kick, as controversial bill similar to Reps’ Infectious Diseases Bill passes first

A National Health Emergency Bill on Tuesday passed first reading at the Nigerian Senate.

The bill, which is a quarantine law, is similar to the Infectious Disease Bill, at the House of Reps, which have been generating controversies.

Senator Chukwuka Utazi, Chairman, Senate Committee on Primary Healthcare and Communicable Disease, sponsored the bill.

The bill did not scale first reading without protest as a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu frowned that the bill was distributed to members before its presentation.

He requested that the bill should be made available so that the lawmakers would know its details.

READ ALSO: Senate asks FG to suspend deployment of 5G network in Nigeria

According to him, making the bill available would give him and other lawmakers the opportunity to understand the it’s contents and come up with informed comments.

In his response, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan urged the management to ensure a copy of the bill was distributed to members before its second reading at another legislative day.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

I Will Exploit Bauchi/Gombe Oil Find To The Fullest If Elected President – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has assured that, if he’s elected as next President of Nigeria, he will...

INEC staff caught on tape collecting N1000 to give out PVCs [WATCH]

A video has emerged showing a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at Emene Primary school in Enugu State collecting N1,000 each...

Tribunal: Osun APC, PDP clash over protests

The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has alleged that protests by some people in the state over the judgement of the...

Yahaya Bello Allegedly Withdraw Support for Tinubu 

According to the report, Kogi's new stance is informed by permutations in the north-central state ahead of its November governorship election. As a result of...

2023: Atiku, Tinubu in fresh battle over health issues, alleged corruption

Barely 38 days to the presidential election scheduled for February 25, both camps of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party,...