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Osun Assembly Passes HIV/AIDS Antidiscrimination Bill

Osun HIV and AIDS Antidiscrimination Bill 2021 has been passed into law on the floor of the Osun House of Assembly.

The bill was passed into law after third reading at the plenary sitting with the motion moved by Majority leader, Mr. Maruf Olanrewaju, and seconded by a member representing Ifedayo state constituency, Mrs. Elizabeth Abioye.

The Speaker, Mr. Timothy Owoeye in his remark noted that the bill would protect people living with HIV and AIDS against discrimination and stigmatization.

He said that the bill was necessary for the people living with HIV /AIDS as many were being denied the right to live like a normal person, especially at work.

Meanwhile, the Osun State Corona Virus Disease, COVID 19 Health Protection bill 2021 also passed through the first reading.

The bill was sponsored by the Deputy Speaker of the House Mr. Olufemi Popoola.

The Speaker, has, however, directed the Clerk of the House, Mr. Simeon Amusan to send the bill to the Ministry of Health to avoid duplication of an existing one.

Funmi Adekoya

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