The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila said that the public hearing stage of the Control of Infectious Disease Bill will take place in the next few weeks in a duration of two days.
Gbajabiamila stated this on Monday when he received some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) at his office in Abuja, the nation’s capital and assured that transparency and accountability will be upheld in the conduct of the public hearing.
He told them that the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) during and after its outbreak were of paramount concern to the House.
The speaker noted that the House would step up its oversight responsibility on issues and palliative programmes around COVID-19, and the 9th Assembly’s Legislative Agenda would be rejigged to reflect the realities of the pandemic.
He concluded by saying that the bill that will be passed by the House will be the aggregate of the submissions of Nigerians.