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BREAKING: Governors Ask NASS To Suspend Infectious Diseases Bill

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As controversy continues to trail the handling of the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill, 2020 by the National Assembly, Governors of the nation’s 36 states have asked the Legislature to henceforth halt all activities in relation to the Bill.

The Governors, at the 8th COVID-19 teleconference of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), expressed discomfort that they were not consulted on the Bill despite being at the forefront of efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

At the NGF’s meeting held on Wednesday, “the governors raised concern with the lack of consultation with State Governments, who are at the forefront of the epidemic.

*The forum resolved that the Bill should be stepped down until an appropriate consultative process is held, including a public hearing to gather public opinion and concerns,” NGF’s spokesman, Abdulrazague Bello-Barkindo said in a statement.

 

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