Infectious diseases bill: Dino Melaye drags Gbajabiamila to court

The former senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dina Melaye, has dragged the speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to court over a bill on control of infectious diseases which recommends compulsory vaccination in the country.

The former National Assembly member disclosed his action against Gbajabiamila in a tweet on Monday, May 4.

Titled Bill for an Act to repeal the Quarantine Act, and enact the Control of Infectious Diseases bill, was sponsored by Gbajabiamila.

The bill which also passed second reading in the House of Representatives seeks to empower the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and make it more proactive.

When the bill becomes law, the NCDC will be empowered and may administer necessary vaccines to curb the spread of pandemics.

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