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Here’s Nigeria Proposed Infectious Disease Act: Everything You Need To Know

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The Nigerian government on Tuesday announced introduced a Bill for an Act to repeal the Quarantine Act, and enact the Control of Infectious Diseases bill, which has passed second reading.

The bill sponsored by the by House Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila is 90% it is almost entirely – word for word – plagiarised from the Singapore Infectious Diseases Act 1977.

The bill could end up taking away the rule of law and civil right as we understand them.

What is the New Nigeria Infectious Disease Act?

The draft copy of a contentious new bill that purports to tackle administration of infectious diseases in Nigeria is very dangerous and plagiarised from the Singapore Infectious Diseases Act 1977.

Why is the new Nigeria Infectious Disease Act dangerous?

The bill is not so much a bill about helping to save the lives of the Nigerian citizens from disease outbreaks as it is one about helping the Director-General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Minister of Health become disproportionately and unjustifiably powerful.

The 44-page of the document, the term “Director-General” appears 134 times – 10 more times than the word “disease.”

You can read Nigeria proposed Infectious Diseases Act here.

You can read Singapore Infectious Diseases Act 1977 here.

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