The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Akwa Ibom State has referred to as on members of the State Home of Meeting to invoke Part 100(5) of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and go into Legislation, Payments which have been handed and forwarded to the Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, for assent however have remained un-assented to.
CLO made the decision on Wednesday, on the stakeholders assembly organised by the Akwa Ibom State Home of Meeting Committee on Well being on two (2) Payments, particularly, “A Invoice for a Legislation to Prohibit Stigmatization and Discrimination towards Individuals Dwelling with HIV/AIDS and to Regulate the Observe of HIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing and for different Issues Linked Therewith” and “A Invoice for a Legislation to Set up Akwa Ibom State Well being Insurance coverage Company and for different Issues Linked Thereto.”
The CLO’s presentation, which was signed by its State Chairman and State Secretary, Otuekong Franklyn Isong and Comrade (Barr.) Christopher Ekpo, respectively, famous with dismay that the State Governor had withheld assent to many laudable and people-oriented Payments handed by the seventh Home of Meeting with out the requisite constitutional motion by the Home of Meeting pursuant to Part 100(5) of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).
CLO listed such Payments to incorporate: the Akwa Ibom State Faculty of Science and Know-how Invoice; the Customary Courts Invoice; the Akwa Ibom Youth Growth Fund Invoice (AKYDF), amongst others.
CLO, subsequently, urged the State Home of Meeting to invoke the availability of Part 100(5) of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and go such Payments into Legislation for the advantage of the State.
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Talking on the 2 (2) Payments mentioned on the Stakeholders’ Assembly, the CLO described the Payments as commendable items of laws which search to outlaw the stigmatisation and discrimination of individuals dwelling with HIV/AIDS, shield the society at massive from publicity to HIV/AIDS an infection and as properly be sure that each resident of the State has entry to high quality and reasonably priced well being care companies.
It urged the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, to expeditiously assent to the Payments as soon as they’re handed by the State Home of Meeting and forwarded to him.