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National Health Emergency Bill: Senate Introduces New Bill
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National Health Emergency Bill: Senate Introduces New Bill

The Nigerian senate today May 5, has introduced a new bill "The Infectious Disease Control Bill" under a new name “National Health Emergency Bill”. The bill sponsored by the Chairman Senate Committee on Communicable Diseases and Primary Healthcare, Senator Chukwuka Utazi (Enugu North) scaled its first reading on Tuesday.  Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, reportedly made a demand for a gazetted copy of the Bill while also pointing out that it was generating controversies in the House of Representatives. "I rely on Order 41 of the Senate Standing Rule. As a senator, I am entitled to know the details of this Bill. “We want to have copies of the gazetted copies. There is controversy over the same Bill in the House of Representatives. “We d...