Many months after the controversy that trailed the introduction of the infectious diseases bill, which seeks to repeal the Quarantine Act and enact Public Health Emergency bill. The bill was passed yesterday shortly before the House proceeded on Christmas and New Year break.
Rcall that the House was forced to suspend work on the bill in 2020 following the massive opposition against it. Presenting the report of the House committee on health services, the chair-man, Tanko Sununu (APC, Jigawa) informed that the intendment of the bill was to position the country to be able address public health challenges caused by infectious chemicals, radiations and other agents. He said: “The bill was passed for second reading, it was aimed at getting the country positioned to address public health challenges caused by infectious chemicals, radiations and other agents. It contains six parts and 81 sections. “The committee deliberatedseverelyandconducteda well-attended public hearing and organized a report drafting section to all members of thecommitteetoproducethe report as presented.”