House of representative debunks suspension of Infectious Diseases Bill

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The House of Representatives has disputed the reports that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the suspension of the ongoing process of the consideration of the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill, 2020.

The Chairman of the House Committee on Media, Benjamin Kalu, faulted the claims in a statement on Sunday.

He described the reports as a misrepresentation of facts which has also misled Nigerians on the position of the court on the controversial bill.

According to the House spokesman, the applicant had by way of a motion ex-parte sought a court order suspending the consideration of the bill by the lawmakers.

He, however, stressed that the court declined to grant the reliefs sought by the applicant in order to enable the respondents in the case to appear before it and enter a defense.