Tag: Disease Control Bill

Nigerian Governors want lawmakers to step down infectious diseases bill

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) led by Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has asked the National Assembly to step down the Infectious Diseases Bill sponsored by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila. The Bill seeks to ensure compulsory vaccination of citizens against infectious diseases, make possession of[Read More…]

Coalition of Nigerian Civil Society raise alarm as infectious diseases bill “hurriedly” pass first reading at Parliament

Coalition of Nigerian Civil Society organisations are concerned about the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill currently before the National Assembly. The bill titled ‘Control of Infectious Diseases Bill 2020’, which was sponsored by Gbajabiamila and his colleagues, Pascal Obi and Tanko Sununu, seeks to empower the Federal Government to convert[Read More…]