The coalition for Justice and equity has commended the Senator representing Abia Central, Chief T. A Orji for sponsoring the bill establishing the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC), the center that is currently handling the Covid 19 cases in Nigeria.
The State Secretary of coalition, Comrade Ambrose Chekwa in a statement issued in Abuja stated that the establishment of NCDC has helped in the management of the covid 19 that is challenging the world today.He commended the agency for the good job it is doing.
Comrade Chekwa described Senator T.A Orji as an asset not only to Abia State but the entire Nigeria. He informed that the Senator came up with the bill when he was a member of the Health Committee in the last Senate .
Recall that the Nigeria Senate in March 2018 passed the bill into law and it was reported in the media and one of the reports has this headline “Senate passes Centre for Disease control bill” Also, the story published in a reputable medium among others reads in parts “The Senate has passed a bill for the establishment of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for the control of diseases in the country.
The bill was sponsored by Sen. Theodore Orji (PDP, Abia) and presented for third reading by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Primary Health Care and Communicable Diseases, Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa (PDP, Abia) on Thursday.”
The State Secretary, Justice and equity, noted that prior to the passage of the bill, the NCDC, having been established in 2011 as a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Health with the mandate to coordinate public health response to communicable diseases of public health significance had never been backed with an Act of the Parliament.
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