Governors urge NASS to step down control of infectious disease bill over lack of consultation

Thu May 14th, 2020 - Ekiti

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has urged the National Assembly to step down the proposed Control of Infectious Diseases Bill, 2020 introduced by the House of Representatives until an appropriate consultative process is held.

NGF Chairman and Ekiti state Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi who disclosed this in a communique at the end of the forum eight teleconference meeting added that the consultation must include a public hearing to gather public opinion and concerns.

According to Fayemi, Governors after receiving an update on the proposed bill raised concern with the lack of consultation with State governments who are at the forefront of the epidemic and resolved that the bill should be stepped down until an appropriate consultative process is held.




source: Guardian