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Gbajabiamila bows to pressure; House to subject Covid 19 bill to public scrutiny

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday made a u-turn declaring that the Infectious Disease Bill, 2020 will undergo a public hearing.

Gbajabiamila made this disclosure in a statement made available to the media on Tuesday before plenary.

He said, “The  Control of Infectious Diseases Bill will be put forward to a public hearing where stakeholders contributions will be sought to make improvements to the Bill before it is reviewed and debated by the Committee of the whole.

“It is from the accumulation of these myriad views, suggestions and good faith critiques from within and outside the House that we will arrive at final legislation that meets the present and future needs of our country, and which we all can support.”

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