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Reps decline bill to regulate treatment of public officials abroad



Nigerian house of representatives has rejected a bill seeking to regulate overseas medical treatment by public officials in the country.

The lower legislative chamber voted against the bill when it came up for debate during Tuesday’s plenary.

They had passed it for second reading last year.

The bill seeks to “amend the provisions of the National Health Act, 2014 to regulate international trips for medical treatment by public officers, to strengthen the health institutions for efficient service delivery; and for related matters”.

The lawmakers argued that the legislation breaches the right of the public officials.

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