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Foundation wants infectious disease bill rejected


The Foundation of African Cultural Heritage (FACH) has called for the rejection of the ‘Control of Infectious Diseases Bill 2020 currently before the National Assembly.

In the last four weeks, the media space had been awash with controversies relating to the piece of legislation that moves repeal the Quarantine Act and enact the Control of Infectious Diseases Act.

Speaking with The Guardian yesterday in Ikeja, the group’s spoke person, Chike Chude, claimed that about 97 per cent of the bill’s content was copied from Singapore.

“The implication of bringing a body of laws from a country with a different historical and socio-political trajectory into a different country like ours with a dissimilar history is sure to run into troubled times like the present crisis,” he stated.


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