Breaking!!! Infectious Disease Bill Enters Senate Under Different Title Passes First Reading.

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Enugu Senators Oppose Each other over bill.

Edozie Udeojo,Abuja

The controversial bill seeking to repeal the Quarantine Act 2004 sponsored by the House of Representatives surfaced at the Senate on Tuesday under a different title which read “National Health Emergency Bill , 2020”.

The bill was introduced during Tuesday’s plenary and sponsored by Senator Chukwuka Utazi ( PDP Enugu North). However , the bill was vehemently opposed by fellow Enugu PDP Senator , Ike Ekweremadu (Enugu West)

Ekweremadu demanded for the draft copy of the bill , which made the Senate President, to order for distribution of copies to all Senators and ruled that the second reading would be taken next week Tuesday .

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