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Nigeria’s award winning filmmaker writes on the controversial infectious disease bill

Leading Nollywood filmmaker and multiple award winner, Mazi Nnamdi Dickson Iroegbu, has shared a conversation he had with Senator Eyinnayya Abaribe, the Minority leader of the Senate on the controversial Control of Infectious Diseases bill before the House of Representatives.

Find his position below:

The move by the Federal House of Representatives to repeal the Quarantine Act and enact the Control of Infectious Diseases bill stirred controversy on Thursday.

The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe in a telephone chat with #DicksonIroegbu of (Nigeria Right Now) assured Nigerians that the National Assembly has since suspended the suspicious bill from the House of Representatives. He confirmed that the Senate will not amend any bill now until the novel #Covid19 pandemic is over.

Therefore Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives (Rt. Femi Gbajabiamila and his Co.) travelers are on their own!

The bill, which scaled second reading before it was stood down on Tuesday, has 82 sections, and was sponsored by House Speaker Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.

Signed: Dickson Iroegbu

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